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James Jackson

Our principal, James Jackson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from McDonogh #35 Senior High School in 2000 and moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU. In December 2003, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from LSU and later a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Southern University in 2008. Mr. Jackson began teaching in the fall of 2004. He spent three years at North Highlands Elementary and another three at Southern University Laboratory School. He then became the Assistant Principal at Brusly Middle school before becoming the Principal at Devall Middle School. Mr. Jackson became PAHS principal in 2013.  He enjoys spending time with his extended family and two children, Ariel and Sean. He spends the rest of his time rooting for the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers, New Orleans Pelicans and of course, our Port Allen Pelicans!

 

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John Williams

Meet our Assistant Principal and Athletic Director John Williams. Mr. Williams is a proud graduate of Port Allen High School. After earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Southern University he returned to his alma mater in 1991 to begin his teaching career as a science teacher. He coached football and was the Head Track coach for his alma mater where he led the pelicans to 4 state championships and 2 runners up. Later, he became Assistant Principal and Athletic director. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Wanda Franklin, and he is the proud father of 2 children, Leslie and Austin, who are also graduates of Port Allen High. He enjoys relaxing in his man cave, tinkering in his garage, and watching Port Allen High sporting events. Go Pels!

 

Dean of Students

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Dr. Carlos Young

Our Dean of Students, Carlos Young, was born in Smithdale, Mississippi. He graduated from Amite County High School in Liberty, Mississippi in 2002. He attended Holmes Community College in Goodman, Mississippi on an athletic scholarship from 2002-2003 and then transferred to Copiah-Lincoln Community College from 2003-2004. In May 2007, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and later a Master of Education in Secondary Education with a concentration in physical education in 2009 from Alcorn State University. He later earned his Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Young began his career in education in the summer of 2007 as an after-school tutor for Liberty Elementary school in Liberty, Mississippi. By the Fall of 2007, he became a member of Americorp and served as an alternative school assistant teacher. After becoming a certified teacher in 2008, he became the computer lab facilitator for an online program called Odysseyware and the assistant varsity boys’ basketball coach at South Pike High School in Magnolia, Mississippi from 2008-2013. He became a part of the Port Allen High School family in 2013 and has served as the Dean of Students since 2014. Dr. Young enjoys spending time with family, working out, and traveling.

On Site Administrator

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Judith Brock

Mrs. Brock is a PAHS and Southern University graduate having earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education in Administration and Supervision. She started as a paraprofessional in our parish and eventually became the principal of Lukeville Upper Elementary School from 2010-2020. Mrs. Brock completed the National Institute of School Leaders in 2016. Her favorite quote is “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” - Michelle Obama. She is married with two, very special and dear godchildren. Mrs. Brock has an incurable love for peanut M&M’s and she #LovesTheLord and was #CreatedInHisImage