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Evangeline Parish School Board Recognizes Teachers and Principals, past and present

Evangeline Parish School Board Meeting June 21, 2022 The Evangeline Parish School Board Wednesday night honored a number of special teachers and educators. Supervisor Grace Sibley announced to the board, the school district has proudly had eight teacher and principal of the year award winners in the last eight year who exceeded the district level competition and placed on the state level: Cheri Fontenot of James Stephens Montessori, the overall Elementary State Principal of the Year winner; Brandi Marcantel of Vidrine, Elementary Teacher of the year Semin Finalist; Christine Bacon of W.W. Stewart, elementary state principal of the year semi finalist; Liz Chatelain of Mamou, High School State Principal of the year Finalist; Heather Demoruelle of James Stephens Montessori, elementary state teacher of the year semi finalist; Lisa Celestine of Vidrine, the overall Middle School State Teacher of the Year Semi Finalist; Kayla Joseph Jones of Chataignier, the middle school state teacher of the year semi finalist and Emee Aswell of Ville Platte High, high school state teacher of the year semi finalist. Also recognized were National board certified teachers in the district: Angelle Fuselier, Casey Fontenot, Grace Sibley, Julie Landreneau, Melissa Coreil, Cheri Fontenot, Kimberly Daire Soileau, Sheryl Fuselier, Althea Young, Kay Fontenot, Kimberly Jorden Soileau and Nina David. Three students were recognized for getting their Associates Degree from LSUE when they graduated from high school in the dual enrollment program: Erin Fontenot from Ville Platte High, Shawn Gaspard and Nathaniel Reese Romero from Basile High. In other business, the school board recognized the Jobs for America (J.A.G.) program specialist Diana Johnson for achieving all five national standards in her local program. Superintendent of Schools Darwan Lazard informed the school board that he has met with the sheriff to develop plans to beef up security at all parish public school in the parish following the shooting at Uvalde, Texas. They are working on having a single point of entry at schools, more fencing and cameras at schools. Former Mamou High Principal Liza Chatelain has been selected as grants coordinator for the new reimagine grant in Evangeline Parish; It was announced that there will be only one meeting in July: on July 13.

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