Carli Francois named Director of Secondary Education

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointments of four new school leaders: Among them is Carli Francois as the new Director of Secondary Education.

“It is always exciting to introduce outstanding appointments for our school system,” said Superintendent David Alexander. “Thank you for having the courage to take on new responsibilities and continue making this an excellent place for children to go to school.”

Francois has been an educator for 25 years, serving in many capacities including a teacher, instructional coach, TAP mentor teacher, assistant principal, and principal. In her most recent position, she spent the past eight years leading Dutchtown High School, which is the largest school in the state. In 2019, she was named the 2020 Louisiana High School Principal of the Year.

In her new role as Director of Secondary Education, Francois looks forward to serving every Dutchtown High Griffin, Donaldsonville High Tiger, St. Amant High Gator, and East Ascension High Spartan. “I know I have lots to learn and learning is a passion of mine, so I look forward to my new role,” she said.

Francois earned a bachelor’s degree in communications education and a teaching certification in English from Southeastern Louisiana University. She also earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Southern University.

She is married to Reuben Francois, and they have three children: Reuben II, Olivia, and Isabella who are all proud graduates of Dutchtown High School.