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Ascension Parish School Board announces teachers and principals of the year

From left: Superintendent David Alexander, Dutchtown High's Carli Francois, Lowery Middle's Nicole Grimes, and Spanish Lake Primary's Britton Colon. From left: Superintendent David Alexander, Dutchtown High's Carli Francois, Lowery Middle's Nicole Grimes, and Spanish Lake Primary's Britton Colon.
Ascension Parish Primary School Teachers of the Year for 2015-16. Ascension Parish Primary School Teachers of the Year for 2015-16.
Ascension Parish Middle School Teachers of the Year for 2015-16. Ascension Parish Middle School Teachers of the Year for 2015-16.
Ascension Parish High School Teachers of the Year for 2015-16. Ascension Parish High School Teachers of the Year for 2015-16.
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The 2016-16 Teachers and Principals of the Year were recognized by the Ascension Parish School Board Tuesday.

Awards were given to one teacher from each school in the parish, plus one teacher and one principal in each division: primary, middle, and high school.

"It is a privilege to recognize the outstanding teachers and principals in Ascension Parish. This group of educators was selected by their peers for making a difference in the lives of students every single day. Their commitment to excellence in our schools drives the success of our district," said David Alexander, Ascension Public Schools Superintendent.

PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR

  • Britton Colon, Spanish Lake Primary School 
  • Nicole Grimes, Lowery Middle School
  • Carli Francois, Dutchtown High School

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

  • Karen Barrie, APPLe Digital Academy
  • Kristin Maum, Donaldsonville High (HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR)
  • Michael Brenden Simoneaux, Dutchtown High
  • Kiesha Nall, East Ascension High
  • Tori Duplessis, St. Amant High

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

  • Stephanie Cunningham, Central Middle
  • Nawell Ponson, Dutchtown Middle
  • Meagan Markerson, Galvez Middle
  • Reuben Ruiz, Gonzales Middle
  • Jennifer Gautreau, Lake Elementary
  • Michele Sievert, Lowery Middle
  • Amy L. Jarreau, Prairieville Middle (MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR)
  • Michelle Causey, St. Amant Middle

PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

  • April Hooper Gordon, Ascension Head Start
  • Lindsey Taylor, G.W. Carver Primary
  • Kaci Chidester, Central Primary
  • JoAnna DuBose, Donaldsonville Primary
  • Heather Duncan, Duplessis Primary
  • Ann Gogarty, Dutchtown Primary
  • Kayla Himel, Galvez Primary
  • Lindsey Hufft Keller, Gonzales Primary
  • Amber Petite, Lake Elementary
  • Laura Gerace, Lakeside Primary
  • Melody Lockwood, Lowery Elementary
  • Christopher Wilder, Oak Grove Primary (PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR)
  • Kristi Marchiafava, Pecan Grove Primary
  • Whitney Johnson, Prairieville Primary
  • Brigette Kerr, Sorrento Primary
  • Becky Fritchie, Spanish Lake Primary
  • Allison Polk, St. Amant Primary

To see photos of the winners, click here.

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