"Melissa is very deserving of this award and is one of many model employees dedicated to teamwork, service, leadership and learning," said Superintendent David Alexander.

Ascension Public Schools Instructional Supervisor Melissa Langlois was named 2018 Administrator of the Year by Illuminate Eduction. Langlois has a leadership role in the district's instructional data analysis work, and she was one of three finalists out of 1,600 school districts across the country.

"We are always proud of the recognition our schools, students and employees receive. This is yet another moment where we get to join others in applauding the talent in Ascension. Melissa is very deserving of this award and is one of many model employees dedicated to teamwork, service, leadership and learning," said Superintendent David Alexander.

Having worked for Ascension since 2004, Langlois has served as an eighth-grade teacher at Gonzales Middle School, a math teacher at St. Amant High School, and a master teacher at Gonzales Middle School. She has worked as an instructional leader for the district for the past six years, supporting schools and leveraging her expertise in data analysis.

"This is a recognition of all our work," said Langlois. "To be nominated from within our district for this award is an incredible honor. I am grateful to be able to showcase the amazing work of our students, teachers, principals and leadership."

Illuminate Education provides educational technology and services offering innovative data, assessment, and student information solutions. Their cloud-based software promotes student achievements and success in more than 1,600 school districts. The Illuminator of the Year Program recognizes hard-working educators and administrators who are illuminating their communities and exemplify their mission to promote student and teacher success.

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