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LEF Teacher Awards Finalist: Madyson Lopez Arceneaux

Posted at 6:10 AM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 07:10:12-05

A fateful job offer led Madyson Lopez Arceneaux to a calling she had never expected.

She teaches math to special education students at L. J. Alleman Middle School in Lafayette.

While most students switch teachers every year, Madyson says her students stay with her until they go to high school, something she calls a privilege.

“Getting to know the students is my favorite part,” says Arceneaux. “Even the challenges that we have because when we work through them nothing feels better.”

her mission is to make her students lifelong learners full of hope for their futures.

“I really just want them to know that if they can make it through middle school they can make it through high school,” says Arceneaux. “I want them to remember that the teachers do care about them.”

Madyson hopes her future keeps her at L.J. Alleman because this is her dream job.

“I really would like to just stay here and I just hope I can keep doing the same thing and make kids enjoy it,” she says. “To enjoy class, enjoy math because math is not everybody’s fun subject especially when they struggle. I’m happy where I’m at.”

To see a full list of finalist for the LEF Teacher Awards, click here.

KATC will introduce each of the 16 finalists during the next few weeks leading up to the awards ceremony. Check back weekly for more on these deserving teachers.