Alexander leaves Ascension schools post _lowres

Photo provided by Jackie Tisdell -- David Alexander retired Jan. 22 as director of secondary education for Ascension Public Schools.

After 31 years in public education, David Alexander retired Jan. 22 as director of secondary education for Ascension public schools.

He is entering the private sector at the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors as director of education.

“I have been one of the fortunate ones who had a passion for a job that matched my skill sets, whether it was on the field or in the classroom. I will walk away with lasting relationships and great memories, and I am still looking forward to what is ahead,” Alexander said.

During his career in education, Alexander has worked as a football, track, baseball and softball coach, athletic director, math teacher, assistant principal and principal.

“I was fortunate to hire David into this district as a teacher and coach when I was principal at St. Amant High School, and I consider him my friend,” Superintendent Patrice Pujol said. “He has been a true asset serving in many leadership roles over the years. In his most recent position, he really pushed our high schools to new excellence. While he will be sorely missed, I look forward to working with him at ABC-Pelican.”

Alexander was born and raised in Ruston. He has a bachelor of science degree in math education from Louisiana Tech and a master of arts in math education from LSU.

Alexander and his wife of 30 years, Dacia, have two children: Caleb, a chemical engineer at Valero, and Ashley, a junior at LSU.