Louisiana educators among semifinalists for Teacher and Principal of the Year Awards
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Education announced the 2022 Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists. The 48 semifinalists are elementary, middle and high school educators from school systems across the state.
Finalists will be selected from this group and announced live at the 2021 Teacher Leader Summit on May 25 in New Orleans.
“Our teachers and leaders have been doing hero's work over the past year to educate during the pandemic and a historically active hurricane season,” said State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley. “Congratulations to these 48 semifinalists. Our state is in a better place today because of their service to children and families.”
All Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists will be honored at the 15th Annual Excellent Educators Awards Gala that will be held virtually on July 16. This event is co-sponsored by Dream Teachers.
School systems from all across the state submitted nominations to the state-level Teacher and Principal of the Year process. LDOE recognizes that great teachers and school leaders are critical to student success.
Annually, LDOE, in partnership with Dream Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Principals, recognizes and celebrates some of the state’s most exceptional educators through the Teacher and Principal of the Year programs. These programs provide an opportunity to acknowledge those teachers and leaders who are making exceptional gains with students. Their commitment to student success exemplifies Louisiana’s education profession.
To learn more about the current and previous Teacher and Principal of the Year honorees, visit the Award's Library. For questions about the Teacher and Principal of the Year programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher of the Year Semifinalists
- Allen Parish: Lorie Miller
- Assumption Parish: Rhea Blanchard
- Avoyelles Parish: Cicely Jacob
- Beauregard Parish: Kaitlyn Richard
- Bossier Parish: Steve Brown
- Caddo Parish: Carrie Loridans
- Cameron Parish: Courtney King
- Central Community School District: Kobie Griffin
- City of Monroe School District: Karari Hanks
- Claiborne Parish: Andrea Tinsley
- DeSoto Parish: Leah Darden
- Evangeline Parish: Kayla Joseph
- Franklin Parish: Indya Pruitt
- Iberville Parish: Michelle Lewis
- Jefferson Parish: Michele Pellissier
- Lincoln Parish: Courtney Martin
- Orleans Parish: Angela Comeaux-Goodly
- Ouachita Parish: Angela Leach
- Rapides Parish: Jeff Kenimer
- Richland Parish: Ernest Hill
- St. Bernard Parish: Annelise Cassar
- St. Charles Parish: Brian Gough
- St. James Parish: Victoria Roussel
- Zachary Community School District: Brittini Matthews
Principal of the Year Semifinalists
- Ascension Parish: Jeremy Muse
- Bossier Parish: David Thrash
- Caddo Parish: Marco French
- Calcasieu Parish: Ronnie Harvey, Jr.
- East Baton Rouge Parish: Claudette Perkins
- Jackson Parish: Chevonda Leonard
- Jefferson Davis Parish : Selena Gomes
- Lafayette Parish: Ginger Richard
- Lafourche Parish: Gregory Cook
- Lincoln Parish: Mary Wilks-Kilgore
- Livingston Parish: John Hill
- Plaquemines Parish: Anna Lincoln
- Pointe Coupee Parish: Lacey Morel Bueche
- Red River Parish: John Dickey III
- Sabine Parish: Cynthia Lewing
- St. James Parish: Becky Louque
- St. Landry Parish: Kellie Rabalais
- St. Martin Parish: Kevin Dugas
- St. Mary Parish: Shantell Toups
- St. Tammany Parish: Amy Barrow
- Terrebonne Parish: Darrell Dillard
- Vermilion Parish: Patricia Gaspard
- Vernon Parish: Karen Robertson
- West Baton Rouge Parish: Cassandra "Cassy" Brou