STPPS Honors District Teachers and Principals of the Year
Our current 2021-2022 St. Tammany Parish Public School System Teachers and Principals of the Year were honored at our September 2021 School Board Meeting. Principals of the Year Saudah Blackman-Stokes and Amy Barrow, and Teachers of the Year Jessica Baudin and Brianna Davis were given awards from the district.
“I was honored to hand these outstanding teachers and principals a small token of our appreciation,” said Superintendent Frank Jabbia. “We are so grateful and proud to have them represent our school system.”
Teachers and Principals of the Year are selected based on their success with students and, for principals, their work to support teachers. Each year, one teacher and one principal at each level – elementary, middle/junior high, and high school – are selected as the district level winners and move on to compete in the state competition.
Jessica Baudin, the Elementary Division Teacher of the Year, has taught for 11 years. She has been a first grade teacher at Marigny Elementary since 2016. As a leader in her school, she serves as head of the Math Committee, First Grade Level Chair Representative, Kiwanis K-Kids Moderator, and is working to become a State Math Content Leader. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and master’s degree from the American College of Education.
Brianna Davis, the Middle/Junior High Division Teacher of the Year, began teaching in 2017 and is in her second year teaching 7th grade English Language Arts at Clearwood Junior High. She serves as the coach and sponsor of the Clearwood Junior High Cheer squad. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Amy Barrow, the Middle/Junior High Division Principal of the Year and semi-finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year, has been the principal of Folsom Junior High since 2018 and previously served as assistant principal of the school. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Saudah Blackman-Stokes, the High School Division Principal of the Year, has been the principal of Salmen High since 2016 and previously served as assistant principal of the school. She received her bachelor’s degree in English education from Hampton University and master’s degree in Education from Mercer University.
STPPS adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.