Ascension Public Schools is holding a Teacher Job Fair to fill 24 openings across the district.

Anyone wishing to secure teaching positions for the current year should attend as well as those who will be graduating from teacher preparation programs in May.

The job fair will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Bluff Middle School Cafetorium, 5464 Bluff Road, Prairieville. Interviews start at 6 p.m.

Candidates interested in attending should reserve their spot by completing a short form at

Ascension Public Schools invests in the success of its teachers through a multi-tiered teacher support structure including teacher coaches, mentor teachers, and master teachers. In addition, cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities enhance the teaching environment, a news release said.

"Teaching is hard, especially for new teachers. In Ascension, new teachers are supported with mentors and professional growth opportunities," said G.W. Carver Primary master teacher Jessica Ockman.

The starting salary for teachers in Ascension Parish is $47,283 with an opportunity to earn up to $1,800 in performance pay.

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