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Transition from LaTAAP to Compass

*As of May 2010, the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program (LaTAAP) was removed from LA Statute.

  • Any teacher who ever participated in LaTAAP and successfully completed it and is found as a “completer” in the LaTAAP database, is eligible for a higher-level certificate if he/she also has completed three (3) years of teaching in the area of certification. 
  • Teachers who were granted out-of-state LaTAAP exclusion by May 2010 can be found in the LaTAAP database. These teachers are eligible for a higher-level certificate if he/she also has completed three (3) years of teaching in the area of certification.  No other out-of-state applicants will be granted LaTAAP exclusion after May 2010. 
  • If an individual completed three years of formal, successful local evaluations for the following three school years: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012, this teacher can move to a higher-level certificate if he/she also has completed three years of teaching in the area of certification.    The teacher must have been employed during the 2009-2010 school year.
  • If a teacher began teaching during the 2010-2011 school year, he/she falls under Compass requirements for issuance of a higher-level certificate.  ACT 54 requires three (3) years of effective Compass evaluation ratings beginning with the 2012-2013 school year for issuance of a higher-level certificate.  Teachers who fall into this category may be granted a three-year extension of their Level 1 certificate to allow additional time for them to earn three (3) effective Compass evaluation ratings.


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LaSalle Parish Vocational Teachers are shown during their planning workshop on August 14, 2012.  They are Chris Bennett, LHS; Mickey Roark, LHS; Betsy Warwick, JHS; Nickie Long, LHS; Sara Gifford, JHS; Anthony Jackson, JHS; Derek Shields, JHS; Robyn Smith, JHS, and Ray Hodges, JHS.

August 2012 Professional Development Day

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LA Tech Class for LaSalle Parish Teachers ~ Fall 2011

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October 11 Inservice with Larry Bell!

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LPSB Inservice Day ~ August 11, 2011

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LaSalle Parish Teachers of the Year

LaSalle Parish
of the Year


Nickie Roszell
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Jena Elementary School

 Jennifer Benandi
Middle/Junior High School Teacher of the Year
Goodpine Middle School

Jamie Munson
High School Teacher of the Year
LaSalle High School

 Congratulations to these outstanding teachers!!

JHS JAG Program Recognized

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Ron Carr, Jena High School Specialist for Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), was honored recently by the Louisiana JAG Organization for scoring "5 of 5" for reaching or surpassing five performance outcomes in the JHS Program.

JAG is a dropout prevention and recovery program designed to help at-risk students or out-of-school youth earn a high school diploma or GED.

Mr. Carr was recognized at the JAG End-of-Year Quarterly Meeting recently and Roy Breithaupt, Superintendent of LaSalle Parish Schools, presented Ron with the plaque for his achievements at the June Board Meeting.

Congratulations to Mr. Carr and his JHS JAG students!

(Jena Times Photo)

Jena Elementary Teacher Named Region VI Elementary Teacher of the Year!!

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Congratulations to
Brandy Brunson
for having been named as the
Region VI Elementary School Teacher of the Year
and State Finalist in the
2012 Louisiana Teacher of the Year Awards Program!!