Jonae Tassin Alexander running for District 2 School Board seat

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022

LAPLACE — Jonae Tassin Alexander is announcing her candidacy for the District 2 School Board seat in St. John the Baptist Parish School Board.
Jonae Tassin Alexander is a retired certified 1-12 special education teacher. In almost 24 years of teaching special education in St. John the Baptist Parish, she was an active teacher union member and served on several school-wide committees. Tassin Alexander’s experience in leadership covers mentor teacher, special education chairperson, and School Building Level Committee (SBLC) chairperson.  In 2019, she wrote a special education initiative for Fifth Ward Elementary to help to provide equity in the instructional process for special education students. Tassin Alexander is an alumna of St. Charles Catholic High School. She holds a bachelor of science (BS) in Rehabilitation Services from Southern University A & M, and a Masters in Educational leadership (M. ED.) from Concordia University. In addition, she completed an Alternative Teacher Certification Program from Southeastern University/St. John Parish Schools. She obtained certification in Mild/Moderate Special Education 1-12 and held a Level III Teaching Certification with the Louisiana Department of Education. Today, Tassin Alexander is a St. John Parish Retired Teachers Association member.
Tassin Alexander’s main priorities are to ensure all students receive an equitable education, promote the physical safety, social and emotional well-being of all students and teachers, ensure SJP schools are safe, to ensure all students have access to materials and resources needed to excel, to ensure fiscal accountability and to promote an increase of parental involvement in the educational process.
“Four words that best describe why I am running for St. John School Board: more than 4,000 kids. Reflecting on my 23-year career, I think I have shown a genuine dedication to the education of all kids. While I am the grandparent of one of the district’s scholars, my decisions have always focused on what is best for the whole school district.  I have also demonstrated the ability to lead by making difficult decisions for every student. I am deeply committed to ensuring that all of our children have the best possible start in life, and I believe that starts with a competitive education. I hope to continue to serve and advocate for the stakeholders of St. John Parish schools. I will be the voice they deserve.”
To contact Tassin Alexander, email jonaealexander@yahoo.com or connect with her on Facebook at “Elect Jonae Tassin Alexander for School Board”.