"Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication," said Superintendent David Alexander.

The 2018 Support Employees of the Year were recognized by the Ascension Parish School Board at its May 15 meeting. Awards were given to one support employee from each school plus one outstanding employee in each division: primary school, elementary/middle school and high school.

"Our support employees are making quality experiences for our students every day. Whether you bring a child to school, greet a child, help a child in the classroom, serve a child a meal, help us keep our facilities up and serve our schools in many more ways, you are ensuring a quality experience for every child. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication," said Superintendent David Alexander.

The school and district level support employees are listed below by category.

PRIMARY SCHOOL SUPPORT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

---Darlene White, Paraprofessional, Ascension Head Start

---Patrina Scott, Paraprofessional, G.W. Carver Primary

---Abby Barbour, Paraprofessional, Central Primary

---Kim Dawson, Paraprofessional, Donaldsonville Primary

---Sandy Harry, Facility Manager, Duplessis Primary

---Laurie Bastin, Secretary A, Dutchtown Primary

---Adrien Lambert, Paraprofessional, Galvez Primary

---Marlene Fuller, Paraprofessional, Gonzales Primary

---Laci LeBlanc, ISS Presider, Lakeside Primary

---Deon Mickin, Paraprofessional, Lowery Elementary

---Lynette LaCombe, Paraprofessional, Oak Grove Primary

---Peggy Kern, Secretary B, Pecan Grove Primary

---Annie Andry, Secretary B, Prairieville Primary

---Trish Little, School Nurse, Sorrento Primary

---Kellie Nickens, ISS Presider, Spanish Lake Primary

---April Galtier, ISS Presider, St. Amant Primary

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPORT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

---Carolyn Goodwin, Custodian, Central Middle

---Allison Norman, Paraprofessional, Dutchtown Middle

---Melissa Gonzales, Secretary B, Galvez Middle

---Alicia Johnson, Secretary B, Gonzales Middle

---Frankie Hood, Bus Driver, Lake Elementary

---Andrea Landry, Guidance Clerk, Lowery Middle

---Ashley Boyer, Library Clerk, Prairieville Middle

---Anita Cann, Paraprofessional, St. Amant Middle

HIGH SCHOOL SUPPORT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

---Shelita Dunham, Custodian, APPLe Digital Academy

---Calice Babin, Custodian, Donaldsonville High

---Julie Diez, Secretary B, Dutchtown High

---Tracy Bourgeois, Secretary B, East Ascension High

---Janet Mackay, Custodian, St. Amant High

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Contributed by Ascension Public Schools