Louisiana Classroom Chronicles

Classroom Chronicles is a 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.

Classroom Chronicles Kenya Fields
Endless Engagement: How a Terrebonne Parish School Counselor Partners with Students and Parents to Ensure Student Success

Earlier this month, the Department celebrated National School Counseling Week, spotlighting counselors and focusing public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. These educators serve as an integral part of every school’s education team and are integral to student success. This month’s blog spotlights counselor Kenya Fields, of Ellender Memorial High School in Terrebonne Parish, who recently hosted a series of financial aid planning events that were well received and attended. We sat down with Fields to discuss the importance of parent engagement, her experiences with ensuring successful outreach, and best practices to help students secure financial aid.

Kenya Fields, Ellender Memorial High School, Terrebonne Parish

Previous Classroom Chronicles

Classroom Chronicles Cornelius Martinez

Pathways to Prosperity: How an Electrical Instructor Ensures Student Success Through Work-based Learning

Cornelius Martinez, College and Career Readiness Center, St. Martin Parish

Classroom Chronicles December 2019 - Steven Gamache and Jennifer Williams

Nationally Named: How Two Louisiana Educators Were Recently Surprised with a Milken Educator Award

Steven Gamache, Paul Habans Charter School, and
Jennifer Williams, John Q. Adams Middle School, Jefferson Parish

Previous Spotlights

Classroom Chronicles - October 2019 (Jenny Carey) Download
Classroom Chronicles - September 2019 (Courtney Guidry) Download
Classroom Chronicles - August 2019 (Chris Dier) Download
Classroom Chronicles - July 2019 (Tasha Jolivette-Jones) Download
Classroom Chronicles - June 2019 (Lonnie Kennair) Download
Classroom Chronicles - May 2019 (Delia Girouard) Download
Classroom Chronicles - April 2019 (Nadene Harrison) Download
Classroom Chronicles - March 2019 (Troy Borne) Download
Classroom Chronicles - February 2019 (Donneisha Wilson) Download
Classroom Chronicles - January 2019 (Kathryn Ferguson) Download

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