Ascension Public Schools is hosting a teacher career fair to fill 24 vacancies in the district. Those wishing to secure teaching positions for the current year should attend as well as those who will be graduating from teacher preparation programs in May.
WHAT: Ascension Public School Fall Teachers’ Career Fair
WHEN: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday November 17, 2021
O: Bluff Middle School Cafetorium, 5464 Bluff Road, Prairieville, LA 70769
DETAILS: 5:00 p.m. Check-In and social; 5:30 p.m. Welcome and preview; 6:00 p.m. Interviews
Applicants interested in participating should reserve their place by filling out a short form at https://forms.gle/
Ascension Public Schools invests in the success of its teachers through a multi-level teacher support structure comprising teacher coaches, teacher mentors and master teachers. In addition, advanced technology and advanced facilities improve the teaching environment.
“Teaching is difficult, especially for new teachers. At Ascension, new teachers are supported by mentors and professional growth opportunities, ”said Jessica Ockman, GW Carver Elementary Teacher.
The starting salary for teachers in Ascension Parish is $ 47,283 with the possibility of earning up to $ 1,800 in performance pay. Employees at Ascension Public Schools enjoy a strong package of benefits, including medical insurance with dental and vision coverage, as well as the Louisiana Teacher Pension System.
A recent survey of teachers in Ascension Parish found that 98% would recommend Ascension Public Schools to other teachers. Here are some of the reasons why:
- “The Parish of Ascension values its teachers and provides them with all the necessary material to meet the expectations in terms of teaching and student progress. We are not being asked to do something that we are not trained and equipped for, ”said Robin Harris, special education teacher at Bullion.
- “Even though the bar is set very high, I feel supported by our leadership and especially by our teachers. We have the BEST teachers around us who inspire me every day to hone my teaching art so that I can reach more students, ”said Alicé Bourque, teacher at St. Amant High School.
- “This system invests in professional development that responds to the growth of professions that improves the education of the student body. The goal of Ascension Public Schools is to develop ready-made, community-minded adults, ”said Erica Ramos, special education teacher at Lowery Elementary. “[The district also] has a great health plan without breaking the bank to take care of your family.
- “I would recommend Ascension Parish Schools because there are opportunities for advancement, as well as professional development that continues to develop teachers throughout their careers,” said Kristin Magee, teacher at Bluff Ridge Primary.
- “I have coached teachers in 5 parishes in southern Louisiana and worked in Springfield, Ill.,” Said Marcie Frazier, elementary school teacher at Pecan Grove. “Ascension Parish is superior to anywhere I have worked in supporting teachers while maintaining high expectations.”
- “Ascension ensures that I am ready to teach every day. Not only do they look after the needs of my students, but they make sure that my needs as a growing professional are always met. I feel like I’m in such a supportive environment that I can really thrive as a young professional. In addition, there are more than enough resources for all of my classroom needs. Rarely have I met a teacher who can rave about the plethora of resources he receives from his district. However, I am still almost drowning in an abundance of resources that meet all of my students’ possible needs, or that I may have. In addition, the support network for teachers is extensive. said Shelby Waddell, special education teacher at East Ascension High. “From the second I walked onto campus, I was treated with so much respect and dignity and given all the tools I could ask for (and a lot that I never even thought to ask!) To make sure I succeed. I couldn’t speak more highly of Ascension.