The 2015-16 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting.  Awards were given to one teacher from each school plus one teacher and one principal in each division: primary school, middle school, and high school. 

"It is a privilege to recognize the outstanding teachers and principals in Ascension Parish. This group of educators were 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 Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.

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

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

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

Kristi Marchiafava, Pecan Grove Primary

Whitney Johnson, Prairieville Primary

Brigette Kerr, Sorrento Primary

Becky Fritchie, Spanish Lake Primary

Allison Polk, St. Amant Primary