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Superintendent & Leadership


Melissa Martin Stilley

59656 PULESTON ROAD  |  AMITE, LA 70422
P: 985-748-2502  |  F: 985-748-8587


Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  Thank you, parents and guardians,  for entrusting your children into our care. We commit to keep them safe and support them throughout their educational journey with our school system. We aspire for every child to love their school experience and to create fond memories that will last a lifetime. Our ultimate goal is to prepare them for life after high school. We want them to be able to secure high wage jobs and/or be prepared for college, if they choose that pathway. We want them to be productive citizens who contribute to our community and increase our quality of life in our great parish.

Our theme for the 2023-24 school year is “Elevate your Impact.” Our focus will be to increase our efforts in all that we do as we strive to lift our students to their full potential!   We encourage our employees, families and students to join in our efforts to accomplish our goal by being intentional in our thoughts, words, and actions this year.  We can achieve new heights by working together!


Coffee Talk LIVE with Superintendent Stilley


Join Superintentdent Melissa Stilley every Tuesday afternoon at 2:30pm as she sits down with special guests to discuss school-related topics. 
CoffeeTalk LIVE is broadcasted on our TPSS Facebook page.

Recorded Coffee Talks:

  • March 26, 2024 - Hammond Magnet School Programs: DeShea Johnson, Magnet School Coordinator and Tchad Bailey, Visual Arts Educator
  • March 19, 2024 - Civil Air PatrolLarry Morgan & Students
  • March 12, 2024: 4-H: Angela Myles, Donna Landry, and Cassie Faunce
  • March 5, 2024 - STAR Academy: Keith Brown and Courtney Fangue
  • February 27, 2024 - Crimestoppers & P3 Tip app: Michelle Gallo of CrimeStoppers
  • February 20, 2024Loranger High School Wolfettes: sponsor Carli Vaccaro, senior members of Wolfette Dance Team
  • February 6, 2024 - D.C. Reeves Mardi Gras Corination & Parade: DCR Administration, royal court, special guest Tyjae Spears
  • January 31, 2024 - School Board Recognition Month: Rose Dominguez
  • January 23, 2024 - School Board Recognition Month: Tom Tolar
  • January 9, 2024 - School Board Recognition Month: Janice Fultz Richards and Brett Duncan
  • December 12, 2023 - Career Compass: Jeri Bankston
  • December 5, 2023 - TPSS Advanced College & Career Magnet Center: Shelly Gaydos, College & Career Magnet Center Coordinator
  • November 28, 2023 - TPSS Recruitment & Retainment of Employees: Evelyn Showers, Human Resources Coordinator
  • November 14, 2023 - Hammond High Magnet School Student Panel: HHMS Students
  • November 7, 2023 - Hammond Magnet Program: Deshea Johnson, Magnet School Coordinator
  • October 31, 2023 - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: United Way
  • October 24, 2023 - Academic Calendar: Superintendent Melissa Stilley
  • October 17, 2023 - Child Search: Melissa Neeson, Child Search Coordinator
  • October 10, 2023 - Part 1 | Part 2 Let's Talk about SEACRachel Dibenedetto, Special Education Coordinator 
  • October 3, 2023 - Literacy: Dr. Linda Baker, Literacy Coordinator
  • September 26, 2023 - Social Media Education: Katie from the Red Head Method
  • September 19, 2023 - Social Emotional Learning TeamAmy Fairchild and Crystal Hooper
  • September 12, 2023 - Early Childhood Birth - Age 5 ReadyStart Program: Carmen Brabham. Early Childhood Coordinator
  • September 5, 2023 -Teach Tangi Alternative Certification ProgramSharon Spring, Coordinator of Non-Certified
  • August 29, 2023 - Advanced College & Career Magnet CenterAssistant Superintendent Dr. Lisa Fussell
  • August 22, 2023 - Staying Connected with TPSS: Superintendent Melissa Stilley


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MEET THE Administration

Ronald Genco

59656 PULESTON ROAD  |  AMITE, LA 70422
P: 985-748-2507  |  F: 985-748-8587

Student Services: Gary Porter
Child Nutrition: Kendra Reed
School Nurses: Verna Thompson
Athletics/Extra Curricular: Gary Porter
Support Personnel Only, Payroll, Insurance, Retirement - Gavin Vitter

dr. Lisa Fussell

59656 PULESTON ROAD  |  AMITE, LA 70422
P: 985-748-2508  |  F: 985-748-8587

Academics/Curriculum: Marquita Jackson
Federal Programs: CC Lanier
SPED: Rachel Dibenedeto
Technology: Mike Diaz
Human Resources - Certificated Personnel and Talent: Gavin Vitter

Jeff McKneely

59656 PULESTON ROAD  |  AMITE, LA 70422

P: 985-748-2421  |  F: 985-748-8587

Director Business Services and Payroll - Deborah Anderson
Director of Operations - Terry Vallarautto
Sales Tax Administrator - Donna Drude
Purchasing - Michael "Jay" Coxen