AP Schools Hosting Teacher Career Fairs (Tuesday-Wednesday) | pelican post
Ascension Public Schools is hosting two teacher job fairs to fill positions for the 2022-23 school year. Those seeking teaching positions for the current year are expected to attend as well as those graduating from teacher preparation programs in May.
WHAT: Ascension Public Schools Fall Teacher Job Fair for K-5 students
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday April 12, 2022
OR: Sugar Mill Elementary School, 39319 Germany Road, Prairieville, LA 70769
WHAT: Ascension Public Schools Fall Teacher Job Fair for Grades 6-12
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday April 13, 2022
OR: Bluff Middle School, 15464 Bluff Road, Prairieville, LA 70769
Applicants interested in participating should register and schedule interviews at AscensionSchools.org/ApplyNow.
Ascension Public Schools invests in the success of its teachers through a multi-level support structure that includes teacher coaches, mentor teachers and master teachers. Additionally, advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities enhance the teaching environment.
The starting salary for Ascension Parish teachers is $47,283 with the opportunity to earn up to $1,800 in performance pay. Ascension public school employees enjoy a robust benefits package that includes medical insurance with dental and vision coverage, as well as the Louisiana Teachers’ Retirement System.
Additionally, the Ascension Parish School Board recently approved additional pay for the 2022-23 school year at Donaldsonville High, Donaldsonville Primary, Lowery Elementary and Lowery Middle schools. Teachers with a Highly Effective or Effective proficiency rating can earn $10,000 above base salary for teaching core subjects, $2,500 above base salary for teaching electives, and paraprofessionals can earn $1,250 above base salary.
A survey of Ascension Parish teachers found that 98% would recommend Ascension Public Schools to other teachers. Here are some of the reasons why:
- “Ascension Parish values its teachers and provides them with all the necessary materials to meet expectations for instruction and student progression. We are not being asked to do something that we are not trained and equipped to do,” said Robin Harris, special education teacher at Bullion Primary.
- “Even though the bar is set very high, I feel supported by our leadership and especially our teachers. We have the BEST teachers around us, who inspire me every day to perfect my art of teaching 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 enhances the education of the student body. Public Schools in Ascension is about graduating from career-ready, community-minded adults,” said Erica Ramos, special education teacher at Lowery Elementary. “[The district also] has an awesome 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, a primary school teacher from Bluff Ridge.
- “I’ve coached teachers in 5 south Louisiana parishes and worked in Springfield, Illinois,” said Pecan Grove Elementary Master Teacher Marcie Frazier. “Ascension Parish is superior to anywhere I have worked in supporting teachers while maintaining high expectations.”
- “Ascension assures me that I am ready to teach every day. Not only do they look after the needs of my students, but they make sure 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. Plus, there are more than enough resources for any need in my class. Rarely have I met a teacher who can rave about the plethora of resources he/she receives from his/her district. However, I still almost drown under an abundance of resources that met every possible need of my students or myself. In addition, the support network for teachers is extensive. said Shelby Waddell, a special education teacher at East Ascension High. “From the second I walked onto campus, I was treated with such respect and dignity and given all the tools I could ask for (and many I never even thought I’d ask for!) To ensure my success, I couldn’t speak highly of Ascension.
For more information about public schools in Ascension and to learn more about the benefits of teaching in Ascension, visit AscensionSchools.org/Teach. To register and schedule interviews for teacher career fairs, visit AscensionSchools.org/ApplyNow.