Four new assistant principals were introduced at last week’s Ascension Parish School Board meeting: Carlotta Williams at Duplessis Primary, Robyn Simmons at Dutchtown High School, Moquita Chretien-Winey at Gonzales Primary and Lydia Mabile at Lowery Elementary.

Williams started working in Ascension public schools in 2009. She began as a kindergarten teacher at Duplessis Primary, then served as a mentor teacher and master teacher at Gonzales Primary before moving to Lakeside Primary this year as a master teacher.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the students, parents and community of Duplessis and Ascension Parish. Thank you to all who have supported me, and I hope you will continue to support me as I grow in this new role,” said Williams.

Simmons started working in Ascension public schools in 2010 as an English teacher at Donaldsonville High School. In 2013, she moved to Dutchtown High, where she has served as an English teacher for the past three years and as a mentor teacher on the instructional leadership team.

She is currently defending her dissertation in Southeastern Louisiana University’s educational leadership doctoral program.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to lead in Ascension Parish. Thank you to Principal Carli Francois and the interview team for giving me this chance. I am really excited about what our leadership team is about to embark on,” said Simmons.

Chretien-Winey has worked in education for 15 years. Originally from Lake Charles, she began teaching in Ascension Parish in 2005 as a kindergarten teacher at Duplessis Primary. She won teacher of the year honors at Duplessis in 2009 before moving to Dutchtown Primary. In 2012, she returned to Duplessis as an instructional coach. In 2014, Chretien-Winey began her service at Gonzales Primary as a pre-K mentor teacher and most recently as a master teacher.

“I am very honored and humbled about this position. I have a true love for my students at Gonzales Primary, as well as the faculty and staff. I look forward to our journey together and the good things that are to come,” said Chretien-Winey.

Originally from Thibodaux, Mabile has taught for 20 years in Ascension public schools. She began as a second-grade language arts teacher at Dutchtown Primary before moving to Duplessis Primary and teaching third grade. Eight years ago, she started teaching in Donaldsonville as a master teacher at Lowery Intermediate for two years and has spent the past six years at Donaldsonville Primary.

“It is a honor to continue to work in Donaldsonville where all of my work has been as a master teacher and where my heart is. I have an intrinsic desire to make a difference within the community and our students. In joining Principal Daigle and the existing team at Lowery, I know that great things are to come, and we are going to work very hard to have all children succeed,” said Mabile.

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