LaMSTI Participants

Ritchie Adlaon

Ritchie Adlaon

Cohort: 2010-2012

I am a certified inclusion Science teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Having taught for a number of years in both high school regular and inclusion classes has made my teaching experience interesting.

 

 

Tiah Alphonso

Tiah Alphonso

Cohort: 2012-2012

My name is Tiah Alphonso, and I teach high school gifted mathematics in Livingston Paris at Walker High, Walker Freshman and Springfield High School. My undergraduate degree is in Chemistry and Math Education, and I have been in education for 11 years.

 

 

Terry Armstrong

Terry Armstrong

Cohort: 2010-2012

Preparing the next generation of teachers for school-wide reform and instruction has been my interest since day one of my teaching career. The LAMSTI program has provided me with effective skills, tools, tactics, leadership strategies and motivation to be on the cutting edge of new initiatives to educate our students.

 

 

Jacqueline Barker

Jacqueline Barker

Cohort: 2010-2102

Chemistry Teacher - MSA-West - Iberville Parish

 

 

Kayla Bates

Kayla Bates

Cohort: 2010-2012

I have a B.S. in Mathematics from Southeastern Louisiana University. I teach Advanced Math and dual enrollment College Algebra and Trigonometry at St. Amant High School in Ascension Parish.

 

 

Jennifer Bickham

Jennifer Bickham

Cohort: 2010-2012

I teach 8th grade Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1 at West Feliciana MIddle School in St. Francisville, LA. LaMSTI has rejuvenated my teaching "spirit!" I now have a wealth of new ideas, richer understanding of mathematical concepts, and new approaches to implement in my classes for the upcoming years! Not to mention, the great new friends (colleagues) that I have met this year!

 

 

Rebecca Branton

Rebecca Branton

Cohort: 2010-2012

I teach 9th grade Biology at East Ascension High School in Ascension Parish.

 

 

Sarah Clair Dyer

Sarah Claire Dyer

Cohort: 2010-2012

I am a married mother of 3 sons, ages 20, 20, and 22. My husband and I have been married 27 years, and we are both teachers. I have been teaching middle school math for 21 years, although my degree is in Elementary Ed, K-8. I am the 8th Grade Lead Teacher for EBR's Math Initiative at my school, Woodlawn Middle School. I am also the IMT member for the Math Department there.

I love the Lord, my family, and wish I could travel more.

 

 

Mary Feighery

Mary Feighery

Cohort: 2010-2012

I am from Yonkers, NY and went to the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. I have been teaching science at Jackson Middle School in East Feliciana Parish for the past two years.

 

 

Jessica Gaboury

Jessica Gaboury

Cohort: 2010-2012

My name is Jessica Gaboury and I teach 7th and 8th grade math and Advance Math at the Math, Science, and Arts Academy. My undergraduate degrees are in Mathematics and Music from Louisiana State University, and I have been in education for 2 years.

 

 

Sheri Goings

Sheri Goings

Cohort: 2010-2012

I teach AP Calculus, Advanced Math Dual Enrollment, and Pre-AP Calculus at The Dunham School.

 

 

Laurie Horton

Laurie Horton

Cohort: 2010-2012

Biology, AP Environmental Science, Baton Rouge Magnet High. BS, Applied Biology, SELU. Alternative Certification, Teach Baton Rouge (2005)

 

 

Dami Jegart

Dami Jegart

Cohort: 2010-2012

I am originally from sri Lanka. I have been teaching for 8 years. Currently I teach Algebra II at the Iberville Parish Math Science and Arts Academy West in Plaquemine.

 

 

Mary Catherine Johnson

Mary Catherine Johnson

Cohort: 2010-2012

I was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and came to Baton Rouge for college. After graduating with my bachelors in Marketing from LSU, I decided to get an alternate teaching certification through Louisiana Resource Center for Educators. I currently teach 10th grade Biology at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

 

Shehla Khan

Shehla Khan

Cohort: 2010-2012

I received my Bachelors of Science (biochemistry) from LSU and a teaching certification from Baton Rouge transition to Teaching. I have been teaching inclusion math at the middle school level for three years.

 

 

Elizabeth Kirkindoll

Elizabeth Kirkindoll

Cohort: 2010-2012

My name is Liz Kirkindoll, and I teach gifted middle school math in Livingston Parish at North Corbin and Westside Junior High Schools.

 

 

Mandy LeBourgeois

Mandy LeBourgeois

Cohort: 2010-2012

I am originally from Franklin, Louisiana. I graduated from LSU in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. I have been teaching Biology and Physical Science at Brusly High School for 2 years.

 

 

Shawn Liner

Shawn Liner

Cohort: 2010-2012

Shawn has been teaching for fourteen years. Currently at Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge, he also taught for four years at Central High School in Central, Louisiana. In addition he has taught at the Louisiana Virtual School and summers with the LSU Continuing Education. Over the years he has taught several subjects including, Advanced Math, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering, in levels including regular, honors, and AP.

 

 

Beth McInnis

Beth McInnis

Cohort: 2010-2012

My name is Beth McInnis and I teach Algebra I and Algebra II at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge.

 

 

Blake Orgeron

Blake Orgeron

Cohort: 2010-2012

I have taught for 18 years, the last 7 years at Lutcher High School. I teach Physics, Chemistry II, and Chemistry I.

 

 

Ni'Shawn Stovall

Ni'Shawn Stovall

Cohort: 2010-2012

Ni'Shawn Stovall is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and a graduate of Southern University A&M College, where she received a B.S. of Secondary Education in Mathematics. She is beginning her 5th year of teaching in the East Baton Rouge School System. Currently, she enjoys her role as an Algebra I teacher at Belaire High School's Ninth Grade Academic Academy. Upon completion of the LaMSTI-MNS program, Ni'Shawn hopes to begin a more intricate role that will allow her to illustrate the skills and knowledge gained and developed throughout the LaMSTI-MNS program.

 

 

John Underwood

John Underwood

Cohort: 2010-2012

I am originally from a small 1 red light town in Georgia. I went to college in Massachusetts to study the exciting fields of Biology and Sociology. Then I joined Teach for America and came to Louisiana. After 4 years at my placement school I transferred to Livingston Parish. I currently teach 9th graders in Physical Science, Inclusion Physical Science, and Forensic Science. I have had many different jobs from non-profit coordinator, book store manager, ER Tech., to insurance biller but I enjoy teaching best. I enjoy the daily challenges and look for ways to expand my knowledge and my students' knowledge. I look at teaching as a chance to make a difference in others' lives and the world we live in. Teaching is one of the most stimulating jobs you can have since it is never static.

 

 

Amanda Vargo

Amanda Vargo

Cohort: 2010-2012

I am a Science teacher in East Feliciana Parish. This past year I taught Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science. My undergraduate degree is in Clinical Laboratory Science from Marquette University. I moved to Louisiana to teach with the Teach for America program.

 

 

Jonathan Velasquez

Jonathan Velasquez

Cohort: 2010-2012

Mr. Velasquez has been teaching science and math for seven years. He is currently assigned at Valley Park, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.

Gordon A. Cain Center, 222 Prescott Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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