Educators tapped to leadership roles in Ascension schools _lowres

Photo provided by Jackie Tisdell -- Dutchtown High Associate Principal Kathleen Lapiparo, Gonzales Primary Principal Jaimee Williams and Lowery Elementary Principal Dawn Love, from left, are Ascension Public Schools’ new Instructional Leadership Partners.

Dutchtown High School Associate Principal Kathleen Lapiparo, Gonzales Primary Principal Jaimee Williams and Lowery Elementary Principal Dawn Love are the new instructional leadership partners for Ascension Parish Public Schools.

“Ascension Public Schools is fortunate to have these three educational leaders to fill critical school support roles for the district. Kathleen, Jaimee and Dawn are all proven, effective leaders who have driven their respective schools to higher student achievement levels,” Superintendent Patrice Pujol said.

Lapiparo taught at Chalmette High School before relocating to Ascension Parish after Hurricane Katrina. She started working at Dutchtown High as an English teacher before moving to assistant principal and then associate principal overseeing the Freshman Academy. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from Nicholls State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of New Orleans.

Williams started working for Ascension Public Schools after teaching for two years in Iberville Parish. She served as a fifth-grade teacher at Gonzales Primary, an instructional coach at Pecan Grove Primary, an assistant principal at St. Amant Primary and principal at Gonzales Primary. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Southern University and is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Love began her career in Ascension teaching English at St. Amant High School. After a year in Texas, she returned as a master teacher at Donaldsonville High School before moving to assistant principal and then principal of Lowery Elementary. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from LSU, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Southern University and is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from Southeastern.