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Critical Shortage and Certifying Positions

Come back to teaching in Tangischools! We are now hiring retired teachers for many available positions.


DEADLINE:       June 30, 2023

The Tangipahoa Parish School System (TPSS) is now accepting applications for the following:



SALARY:          $45,800 - $63,499     (Based on degree and verified years of relevant experience)


CRITERIA:         CERTIFIED TEACHERS: Must currently hold a valid Louisiana Teaching certificate in one of

                          the certification areas: English, Special Education , Mathematics, Spanish or Science per

                          Louisiana Department of Education requirements.

                          SPEECH THERAPISTS, ET AL:  Certification per Louisiana Department of Education Bulletin


Applications for this position will only be accepted through the Unified Talent website.  Paper applications and/or email scanned attachment(s) will not be accepted or processed for consideration.  The Unified Talent online portal can be accessed two ways:

·         TPSS website ( - Click EMPLOYMENT; or

·         Unified Talent website: (

Submit your application through the Unified Talent portal before the deadline of June 30, 2023 even if a previous paper application is on file with TPSS Human Resources.  Previous paper or email applications will not be considered. 


The Tangipahoa Parish School System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

DATE ADVERTISEMENT POSTED:          July 1, 2022

2023 Student of the Year Winners!

Congratulations to all of our Winners!  We are so proud of all of our students who participated in this process.

Congratulations to our District Winners!

Tangipahoa Parish School System is proud to announce the 2023 District Student of the Year winners.  Each candidate prepared a portfolio, submitted an essay, and were interviewed by a panel of veteran educators. These students will represent Tangipahoa Parish School System at the zone level competition.  

  • Dexter Montecino 
    Vinyard Elementary School 
    Tangipahoa Parish 5th Grade Student of the Year


  • Yurmajesty Garrett
    Hammond Eastside Magnet 
    Tangipahoa Parish 8th Grade Student of the Year


  • Shelby Core
    Ponchatoula High School
    Tangipahoa Parish 12th Grade Student of the Year

Congratulations to all of our School Level Student of the Year Winners!  We are so proud of all of our students who participated in this process. This is the list of our TPSS Student of the Year Winners from each school:

5th Grade

Michael Washington

Amite Westside Middle School

Parker Bourlet

Champ Cooper Elementary School

Adalynn King

Chesbrough Elementary School

Amari Johnson

Greenville Park Leadership Academy

Kesean Richardson

Hammond Eastside Magnet School

Isabella Reyes

Hammond Westside Montessori School

Kamari Melton

Independence Leadership Academy

Beckett Milazzo

Loranger Middle School

Ja’Layah Brumfield

Lucille Nesom Memorial School

Kara Mays

Natalbany Middle School

Zacharee Myers

OW Dillon Elementary School

Kaleigh Tillery

Roseland Montessori School

Noah Lindsey

SLU Lab School

Jolee Grice

Spring Creek Elementary School

Dexter Montecino

Martha Vinyard Elementary School

8th Grade

Kaitlin Self

Amite Westside Middle School

Tristan Gore

Champ Cooper Elementary School

Ryley Roundtree

Greenville Park Leadership Academy

Yurmajesty Garrett

Hammond Eastside Magnet School

Ariel Traudie Berteau

Hammond Westside Montessori School

Allianna Robertson

Independence High Magnet School

Violaysha Cohn

Kentwood High Magnet School

Connor Husser

Loranger Middle School

Anah Davis

Lucille Nesom Memorial School

Adan Vazquez

Natalbany Middle School

Sydney Michelli

Ponchatoula Jr. High School

Adelyn Brock

Roseland Montessori School

Madisyn Whitmer

SLU Lab School

Montana Kirkland

Sumner Middle School

12th Grade

Moriah Woods

Amite High Magnet School

Graham Mizell

Hammond High Magnet School

Marius Jackson

Independence High Magnet School

Ronny Johnson

Kentwood High Magnet School

Jordan Young

Loranger High School

Shelby Core

Ponchatoula High School

Sarah Wages

Sumner High School




Tangipahoa Parish Comeback Campuses

TPSS has three schools which are being recognized at the state level for increasing student test scores, despite facing extraordinary obstacles. 

The Louisiana Department of Education is recognizing the impact educators have made with students despite facing extraordinary obstacles over the past two years. I’m honored to share that Tangipahoa Parish is home to three Louisiana Comeback Campuses.

Tangipahoa Parish Comeback Campuses 

  • Greenville Park Leadership Academy

  • Jewel M. Sumner Middle School

  • Midway Elementary School

Louisiana Comeback Campuses are schools that increased the percentage of students scoring mastery and above and decreased the percentage of students scoring unsatisfactory in both math and ELA on statewide assessments when compared to 2019. Statewide, 41 schools representing over 20 school systems earned this prestigious honor.

Mental Health & Social Media

Parents/Guardians of TPSS students are invited to attend this free webinar on social media literacy, brought to you by the Tangipahoa Parish School System.


Register to Attend

TPSS Parents/Guardians,

My name is Kati Morse LeBreton, and I'm the digital professional behind The Redhead Method: Social Media Education. This letter is to inform you that I have proudly partnered with Tangipahoa Parish Schools to present my custom education series to YOU!

This program provides parents/guardians with the skills they need to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. The Redhead Method will challenge you to think critically about how and why we use social media. By introducing the concept of the "digital reputation", I will help you (and ultimately, your family) understand that these accounts are tools, not toys.

Over the course of three sessions (two virtual, one in-person) we will discuss how to:

  • facilitate healthy conversations about social media
  • understand why/how relationships with technology greatly differ between age groups
  • understand the concept of a #DigitalReputation
  • achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the social media landscape and how
  • accounts are seen/tracked
  • and more!

Heads up! Several sensitive topics will be discussed during these sessions. *These sessions are for adults only.*

I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Register to Attend

School Performance Results

Our school performance reports are in, we have much to be proud of!

PRESS RELEASE:  With the release of Wednesday’s School Performance Results, Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley announced that 74 percent of this parish’s public schools improved their overall school performance score from 2021. Stilley said 23 of the 31 Tangipahoa Parish Schools improved in their overall School Performance Score, according to the state results released on Wednesday. The superintendent noted, “We are incredibly proud that 74% of our public schools increased their School Performance Score on the heels of a pandemic!” 

Of the 23 sites showing improvement, 7 schools grew their scores by more than 5 points with some hitting in the double digits for growth in one year. Amite Elementary School demonstrated the highest increase with 21.4 points growth in SPS from last year. Midway Elementary had 15 points growth in their School Performance Score in just one year.

 The district increased the overall Assessment Index from last year. This index indicates how students are performing on statewide assessments, with the parish’s high schools having the greatest gains of 7.2 in assessment index. Grades 3-8 reported an increase in assessment index of 2.4. In one year, the following schools moved up their Letter Grade Ranking to a “C”:

  • Amite Elementary  
  • Amite High
  • Loranger Elementary
  • Midway Elementary


The majority (20) of the district’s schools fall in the overall Letter Grade of “C”; two “B” schools (PHS & SHS); and one “A” school (SLU).  

Two of our schools, Chesbrough Elementary and Southeastern Louisiana University Lab School, are Top Gains Honorees. This designation is awarded to schools that have a progress index equivalent to an ‘A’ and have not earned any labels for student subgroups and/or discipline.

Schools with PROGRESS Letter Grades of “A” for 2022

  • Amite Elementary
  • Chesbrough Elementary
  • Independence Leadership 
  • Loranger Elementary
  • Loranger Middle
  • D.C. Reeves Elementary
  • SLU Lab
  • Tucker Elementary
  • Martha Vinyard Elementary 
  • Perrin Early Learning Center


Schools with PROGRESS Letter Grades of “B” for 2022

  • Champ Cooper Elementary
  • Greenville Park Leadership
  • Independence High Magnet
  • Loranger High
  • Midway Elementary
  • Natalbany Elementary
  • Lucille Nesom Memorial
  • Ponchatoula Jr. High
  • Ponchatoula High School
  • Roseland Elementary Montessori 
  • Spring Creek Elementary
  • Woodland Park Magnet
  • Hammond Westside Montessori
  • Hammond Eastside IB School

Stilley attributed the improvement to a number of factors dating back to several initiatives introduced in her first year as superintendent. “We continue to see improvements, thanks in large measure to the high quality Tier I instructional curriculum implemented four years ago and our dedicated teachers who go the extra mile to implement the curriculum with fidelity.  As we said at implementation, this curriculum pushes us to raise our expectations for student performance, and these scores prove that our students have made the leap and are becoming more and more successful,” Stilley said.

Stilley said the district’s emphasis on attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and school personnel is also a factor in the shift in these scores, along with the implementation of best practices that are proven to increase student achievement. 

“I say it every day. Our greatest asset in the Tangipahoa Parish School System is our people. The district’s efforts to attract and retain the very best is making a noticeable difference in the quality of our instruction, as evidenced in these test scores,” Stilley said. She said the return to in-person instruction post-pandemic has also made a positive impact. “When you consider that we suffered significant losses in instructional time last year due to COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida, these scores are not only emblematic of what our students can do - they are truly an example of our parish’s commitment to excellence each and every day.”

Update on Mee-n-Greet.

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