Apr 23, 2013 12:37 PM by MELISSA CANONE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
LAFAYETTE, La. - Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper and Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Sandra Billeaudeau, arrived on the campuses of SJ Montgomery, Edgar Martin and David Thibodeaux STEM Academy early Tuesday morning, to surprise this year's 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year.
This year's Parish winners include Elementary Schools winner, Sarah Malagarie, Middle Schools winner, Heather Olson, and High Schools winner, Rosey Kyle. Congratulations to this year's winners and a special recognition to all of the educators nominated as finalists for the 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year award.
Those finalist included Amy Breaux (Northside High), Bonita St. Julien (Career Center), Nick Richert (Lafayette High), Cindy Tharpe (Comeaux High), Renella Henry (Alice Boucher Elem.), Marissa Miller (J. Wallace James Elem.), Kim Landry (Broadmoor), Tara Stoute Prejean (Duson), Ivy Wiltz (Acadian Middle), Andre' Deshotel (Judice Middle), Amy DesOrmeaux (Lafayette Middle) and Nicole Holden (Milton Middle).
The teacher candidates and winning teachers fulfilled the following qualifications:
· Inspire students of diverse backgrounds and abilities to learn.
· Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues.
· Play an active and useful role in the community, as well as in the school.
· Be poised, articulate, and possess the energy and enthusiasm to withstand a taxing schedule.
· Exhibit knowledge of education policy.
· Be able to write knowledgeably, succinctly, and fervently about education.
· Be affiliated with professional education organizations