Welcome to ELA! I am excited about working with you this year!
We have a lot to do to get you ready for high school, and I am confident you will be well-prepared when you finish my class. Since I will be learning a lot about you, I thought it only fair that you should know something about me.
Before I became a teacher, I was a student like each of you. I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from August 1999 until May 2005. I majored in English and Political Science and I minored in History. I received my B.A. in Political Science in 2004 and my B.A. in English in 2005. While at UL Lafayette I was a member of the Student Orientation Staff (SOS) and Ragin' Peppers (UL football recruitment spirit club). In August of 2005 I moved to Baton Rouge and began studying the law at Southern University Law Center. I graduated May 12, 2008 with a juris doctorate degree.
While attending school I was also coaching the LAHS Lady Lakers part-time and working at LA Showstoppers Dance and Cheer Company. I was a part of the group that started the LAHS Jr High Tiger All-Stars dance/cheer team. I danced for 14 years and have been a coach for the past 15 years. When I am not in the classroom I love to dance and work on choreography and mixing my own music.
I began teaching at LAHS in September 2013. I am a member of the PBIS faculty committee, an 8th grade sponsor, LA Laker dance team sponsor and head coach, and the Jr High Tiger All-Star dance/cheer team sponsor and head coach.
My goals for teaching are several: to help students realize they CAN succeed in the academic world and that learning IS fun; to assist each student in doing his or her very best; to help create independent, critical thinking young adults who will be capable of leading us into the future. For you truly are our future!
So be assured that I am here to help you succeed. With our combined efforts, failure is not an option! I'm looking forward to a great year!