GYO St. Bernard

  • The Grow Your Own (GYO) St. Bernard program targets current para-educators and other support staff who are eligible and interested in transitioning into a teaching career with St. Bernard Parish Public Schools.  

    The GYO St. Bernard Program has partnered with REACH University to offer pathways for eligible staff to earn their Bachelor’s degree. Thanks to the financial support of the Meraux Foundation, St. Bernard Parish School System is committed to reimbursing employees enrolled in the program. Reimbursements will be made upon demonstration of successful completion of coursework at the end of each semester. To receive reimbursement, employees must complete the Tuition Reimbursement Request Form found to the right of this page.

    By accepting tuition assistance, employees commit to teaching in a St. Bernard Parish school for two years after the completion of the program.

    If the employee does not fulfill their commitment to the school system, they will be required to repay any funds received.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to Alexandra Schneider at 504-301-2000 or