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Dawn Alston, Principal


Dawn Alston

Originally from Baton Rouge, Alston taught in Plaquemines Parish at Boothville-Venice High School for four years before beginning her career in Ascension Parish. She taught English I,II, III, and English III AP at Dutchtown High School for 10 years.

After being accepted into the Teacher Leadership cohort, she served as a mentor and master teacher at Lowery Middle School until 2019. In the 2019-20 school year, she served at Prairieville Primary and Dutchtown Middle schools as part of the district's Administrative Intern Program.  In 2020, Alston became the assistant principal of Bluff Middle School for two years before being hired as principal.

Alston earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education with a concentration in English from Southern University and a master's degree in secondary administration and supervision from Our Lady of Holy Cross College.


Glenda Mora, Assistant Principal


Glenda Mora

A graduate of East Ascension High School, Mora is a product of Ascension Public Schools and has been an educator in Ascension Parish schools for 12 years.

She began her educational career at Galvez Middle School and Dutchtown Middle School teaching math and Algebra I. In 2015, Mora was named Dutchtown Middle School's Teacher of the Year. While getting a master's degree, she served as an instructional coach for Dutchtown Primary. In the fall of 2020, she moved to Bluff Middle as the new school's first instructional coach.

Mora graduated from Louisiana State University with a dual bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology. In 2019, she earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.


Dawn Alston
Mrs. Dawn Alston

To the Bluff Middle School Community,

What an amazing beginning for Bluff Middle! Our students, faculty, and staff began these past two school years with a large amount of energy, excitement, and probably some anxiety as well.  The mix of feelings is completely understandable given we were all opening a brand new middle school, merging many students from five previous schools.  However, the situation was even more complicated as we were in the midst of a global pandemic!  Covid-19 in our community and world required school to look quite different these past two years than what was considered normal.  And yet we were still able to accomplish great things in our first year in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities! We quickly ascended to become the #1 school in Ascension Parish!

To Our Bluff Middle School Community,

As principal of Bluff Middle School, it is my honor to welcome our bear family back for another awesome year! Our faculty and staff are truly ecstatic to see our returning students as well as new students fill our hallways with excitement, enthusiasm, and eagerness to begin the 22-23 school year. 

At Bluff Middle, it is our mission to ensure that students are met where they are academically and challenged daily to either meet or exceed their goals. Our teachers and staff will work hard to ensure that our students are provided an environment that is conducive to learning, a building that is safe, and an atmosphere where students feel comfortable taking risks in order to grow within their own academic abilities.

Parents/Guardians and community members, we look forward to a productive partnership with you this year. Working together, we can ensure that each student is successful and achieves his/her full academic potential.

Please visit our school’s website for information about upcoming school activities and events as well as pertinent information.

I wish everyone a wonderful start to the school year, and I look forward to seeing you soon!



Mrs. D. Alston