Shondra James is the new Vice-Principal of Donaldsonville High School. | pelican post
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of eight new principals, including Shondra James, Ed.D., as vice-principal of Donaldsonville High School.
“We are so fortunate to be in a work environment where professional educators are ready for their next step, and we have the opportunity to move these exceptional individuals to greater responsibilities,” Superintendent David Alexander said. “We are grateful for their courage in wanting to do this important work, and we know we will hear great things about their accomplishments in the future.”
Originally from Donaldsonville, James is a 26-year veteran educator. She began her career as a third-grade inclusion teacher at Lafourche Parish. James moved to Georgia where she taught at various levels for 13 years. Upon her return to Louisiana, James began teaching second grade at Donaldsonville Elementary School where she later served as a TAP Mentor Teacher and TAP Master Teacher. She was an administrative intern during the 2020-21 school year. In her most recent position, James returned to Donaldsonville and served as a reading facilitator in Lowery Elementary and Middle Schools.
A graduate of Donaldsonville High, James earned a bachelor’s degree in special education and elementary education as well as a master’s degree in early childhood education from Nicholls State University. She also earned a specialist degree in education from Brenau University and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University.
“I am so humbled and honored to have been appointed Vice-Principal at Donaldsonville High School, where I graduated nearly 30 years ago. It is a lifelong dream for me to serve in this capacity in my community,” said James. “I have been blessed with such phenomenal experiences in Ascension Parish to prepare me for this role, and it is a privilege that I do not take lightly. I will work hard to ensure that all students, when they leave DHS, will be equipped with the tools they need to succeed beyond these walls.
James is the proud mother of two children, Makayla and Parker.