DHS appoints new leadership

School News Report
Michael Hilton has been named the Assistant Principal of Donaldsonville High School.

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Nicole Elmore as the Associate Principal and Michael Hilton as the Assistant Principal of Donaldsonville High School. They join Principal Marvin Evans and Assistant Principal Charie Worley.

"Donaldsonville High is blessed to have two individuals who have ascended the pipeline of leadership on our campus. Their TAP leadership experience and firsthand knowledge of the needs of our students, teachers and stakeholders will prove to be an asset as we fulfill our mission of preparing students to become college- and career-ready," said Donaldsonville High Principal Marvin Evans.


A native of Brusly, Nicole Elmore began her teaching career 14 years ago at Sherwood Middle School in Baton Rouge. She served as an administrative intern in East Baton Rouge Parish, then an Assistant Principal at Capitol Middle, an Assistant Principal at Capitol Elementary and Principal of Melrose Elementary before moving to Ascension Parish.

She started as a TAP mentor teacher at Donaldsonville High in 2013 and has served the last two years as an Assistant Principal.

Elmore earned a bachelor's degree in history from Grambling State University and a master's degree in educational leadership from Southern University.

"Thank you for the opportunity to serve Ascension Parish in this position. Serving on Donaldsonville High's leadership team has been an amazing experience, and I have grown each and every year. I look forward to the challenges of being the associate principal and assisting Mr. Evans with the Freshman Academy. I look forward to giving our students the opportunities to be college- and career-ready," said Elmore.


Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Michael Hilton began his 13-year career in education in East Baton Rouge Parish. He taught English at Belaire High School and McKinley High School before becoming Dean of Students at Northdale Magnet Academy. He served one year as a Teacher of Instructional Support at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet before serving as Academic Dean of Students at Glenoaks High School.

In 2015, Hilton moved to Ascension Parish where he served as a Graduation Coach and Mentor Teacher at Donaldsonville High School. 

Hilton earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in educational leadership from Louisiana State University.

"My family encourages me in everything I do, but it is not the only family I have. Donaldsonville has quickly become a second family for me. We have a pride in our family: the faculty and student body. We believe in these children and treat them like they are our children," said Hilton. "I will do everything I can and give all of my energy and passion in seeing these kids be everything they can be."