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Nicole Elmore Joseph 


A native of Brusly, Mrs. Joseph began her teaching career in August 2002 at Sherwood Middle School in Baton Rouge.   In 2013, she became a member of the Donaldsonville High School faculty as a Mentor Teacher.   After a year, she became the Assistant Principal of DHS, a position she held for two years before becoming the Associate Principal in 2016.   

Mrs. Joseph earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Social Science Education from Grambling State University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southern University. 

Mrs. Joseph has served from PreK-12th grade in an administrative capacity.    Her goal is to encourage a culture of collaboration and building scholars to be future leaders of our world. 

Cynthia Jackson

Assistant Principal

My passion and love for working in education and with children extend back to grade school.  I have always enjoyed and have been in education an extended period of time.  My extended passion continues to be an advocate for children and individuals with disabilities.   My career in education has included working as a special and regular education teacher, working in the central office, and currently as a school building administrator.   My requirement for all students is to, “always do your best.”

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.  --Brad Henry

On your worst day at work, you are still some child’s best hope. --Larry Bell