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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Promoting Play: How an Iberia Parish Kindergarten Teacher Provides Opportunities to Students Through Purposeful Play

The Louisiana Public Interest Fellowship, launched in 2018, provides one of Louisiana’s Teacher of the Year finalists with an opportunity to spend a school year advocating for an education initiative of their choosing. During this year’s Teacher Leader Summit, the Louisiana Department of Education announced 2019 Elementary School Teacher of the Year Tasha Jolivette-Jones, of Iberia Parish, as the Louisiana Public Interest Fellowship recipient for the 2019-2020 school year. Jolivette-Jones will spend the next year focusing on how schools and teachers can foster better early learning through play.

Tasha Jolivette-Jones, 2019 Louisiana Public Interest Fellow

Previous Classroom Chronicles

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

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

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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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