Louisiana Classroom Chronicles

Classroom Chronicles is a blog series that highlights the inspiring everyday work of Louisiana educators.
Each month, the blog will spotlight an educator who is taking that extra step to make an impact on
the lives of their students, school and community.


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Starting With STEM: How a Jefferson Parish Elementary Teacher Sparks an Early Passion for STEM

Over the next 12 years, Louisiana and the nation will see a surge in the number of job opportunities available in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, also known as STEM. In order to better meet workforce demands, the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Board of Regents, the LaSTEM Council and the Governor’s office have teamed up to ensure Louisiana’s students have exposure to STEM courses and credentials starting in elementary school and continued through college. This month's blog spotlights an educator who is helping that effort by introducing her students to STEM at an early age.

Lonnie Kennair, Leo Kerner Jr. Elementary School, Jefferson Parish

Previous Classroom Chronicles

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Motivated Mentor: How a Vermilion Parish
Mentor Teacher Pays It Forward

Delia Girouard,
Dozier Elementary Mentor Teacher, Vermilion Parish

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Putting Kids First: How an Early Childhood Educator
Achieves Excellence for Young Learners

Nadene Harrison,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Child Development Center

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Being Present: How a Middle School Counselor
Is Improving Attendance

Donneisha Wilson,
Site Coordinator and Counselor, Morris Jeff Community School, Orleans Parish

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Caught Being Kind: How a Caddo Parish Middle School Teacher Promotes Positive Behavior

Kathryn Ferguson,
2019 Louisiana Middle School
Teacher of the Year

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