BESE Member Biographical Summary


Kathy Edmonston
BESE District 6 Representative


Kathy Edmonston currently serves as the Parent Facilitator for the Ascension Parish School System, having served in this position since 1994 advocating for parents and students.  As a lifelong educator with a BA in English from LSU, Ms. Edmonston serves and has served on numerous boards, commissions, and task forces related to education including Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board, Special Education Advisory Board to BESE, and the Department of Education Task Force for Alternate Diploma.  Additionally, she serves on the ADHD Task Force, Board of Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, Regional and Parish Boards for Children’s Mental Health, and Coordinated System of Care Governance Board.