Caron Smith is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. As a product of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and a proud graduate of Scotlandville Magnet High School, Smith returned home on February 1, 2021, to serve as EBRPSS Chief of Staff. Smith’s Baton Rouge roots run even deeper. She pursued her post-secondary studies at Southern University and A&M College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership.
Smith’s path to becoming an educational leader began by answering what she describes as the “call and commitment to invest in the future of children from diverse backgrounds and the opportunity to plant seeds and cultivate lives that have the potential to return a harvest that is immeasurable.” Initially, she answered that call by beginning her journey as an educator teaching American Government and US History at EBRPSS’ Belaire High School. During her tenure as a teacher for EBRPSS, Smith was presented with the 2007 Nicholls State University “Making a Difference Award” for Exceptional Educators. After four years of teaching at Belaire High School, she was presented with an opportunity to serve in the role of Assistant Principal at Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School in the District of Columbia Public School System. For eight years in her role as Assistant Principal, she fostered a caring community of learners who engaged each day with rigorous curricula that prepared them for college, career, and life. She also supported students outside the classroom through a partnership with the National Academy Foundation of Engineering, as well as prioritized family engagement through a collaboration with the Flamboyan Foundation. In 2015, in recognition of her outstanding achievements and dedication as a school leader, Smith was honored with the David M. Rubenstein Award for Excellence in Leadership.
In 2017, Smith transitioned to a role at Central Office serving as the Director of Secondary Academic Scheduling and Support. In her role as Director, she led a team that was responsible for providing oversight and implementing operations for all DCPS Secondary Schools in the areas of data analysis and reporting, academic scheduling, transcript evaluation and detailing, academic records management, grade management, and graduation verification processing.
Smith’s continued motivation to serve children is marked by her desire and responsibility to ensure that all students are provided with an excellent education that will prepare them for the demands of a technologically and globally connected world.
The Finance Department provides oversight to the payroll, benefits, accounts payable, grants, and property control functions for the school system while maintaining compliance with generally accepted accounting principals and all applicable laws.
Welcome to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Office of Human Resources. We are dedicated to excellence in human resources services, responsiveness to employees’ needs, and supporting our District’s Strategic Plan with a focus on the following:
-Recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly qualified staff, which includes providing a caring and competent teacher in every classroom and highly effective leaders in every school and district office
-Advocating for a work environment where each employee’s talent, creativity, and successes are recognized, valued, and encouraged
-Ensuring a safe and professional work environment that emphasizes mutual respect, equitable practices, and maximizes employee effectiveness
-Providing employment-related resources and information to employees with an emphasis on timely responsiveness and customer service
This webpage is designed to provide information for both current and prospective employees, provide up-to-date forms and resources, and assist in connecting employees with support pertaining to the Human Resources Department.
It is our goal to assist you in a friendly, courteous, and confidential manner whether you are a current employee, student, parent, or community member. If you cannot find the answer you are seeking, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Human Resources directly.
Diversity & Equity
Identify and promote equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all students and staff. The department will review and manage data that leads the decision-making process and protocol that demonstrates a commitment to institutional fairness and equality in alignment with our Strategic Plan.
The Graphic Arts Department has the resources to produce whatever you need in terms of printed products and can do so at a lower cost than other printing agencies. With our offset and digital equipment, we have fast turnaround times and are capable of doing static and variable data printing. We can print posters, banners, wood, and plastic signs at sizes up to 4 feet wide. We have a designer on staff who can help you make your print jobs have a professional look and we have access to thousands of copyright free photos and clip art files for you to use.
Ordering Printed Materials
To order printed materials from Graphic Arts, please login here.
You must have an EBR Department or School Account number to receive a login ID and password. If you have trouble remembering your ID or password, please contact us.
School Safety & Security
The Office of School Safety and Security consist of Sheriff’s Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. These School Resource Officers work on school campuses and site of the school system to provide safety and security for students and personnel. The School Resource Officers also maintain lines of communication with the students, staff, and the community.