District Affairs

  • The JP Schools District Affairs unit oversees a wide variety of departments that enhance the academic offerings of our students, provide enrichment opportunities for students and families, ensure the safety of our students and staff members, and support our schools and families in understanding district policies and procedures.   



District Affairs Staff Directory

  • Compliance
  • Physical Education & Athletics
  • School Safety
  • School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS)
  • Special Programs
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  • Jefferson Parish Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Blvd.
    Harvey, LA 70058

Chief District Affairs Officer

  • Germaine Gilson Germaine Gilson has served the students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System for over 22 years. Prior to her current role as chief district affairs officer, Gilson has been chief of staff, chief student support officer, assistant superintendent of federal programs, as well as an instructional associate, principal, assistant principal, and teacher. A two time JPPSS Teacher of the Year, Gilson has nurtured teachers who have now moved into leadership roles in JPPSS and surrounding parishes. As district liaison to the Posse Foundation, she helped JPPSS students earn more than $6 million in scholarship funds. She also served on the JPPSS District Design Team and co-authored the district’s School Improvement Plan to turnaround low performing schools. Gilson earned her Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Southern University of New Orleans.