Calvary Baptist Academy
9333 Linwood Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71106
Meet Kirk Haase — one of the most gifted and highly-qualified high school math and science instructors in north Louisiana. Each day at Calvary Baptist Academy, high school dual enrollment and honors students are fortunate to benefit from Haase’s unique talents and skills for making advanced math and science courses come alive.
In addition to helping Calvary students accumulate college credits during their junior and senior years of high school, Haase’s expertise extends into multiple areas of IT (Informational Technology). Known as Calvary’s own technology guru, Haase amazes all with his knowledge of programming, networking, and design. In his other job as campus technology coordinator, this multi-talented educator continually demonstrates his aptitude for technology trouble-shooting and problem-solving.
First Baptist Church School
Discovery Learning Lab for Dyslexic Students
533 Ockley Drive
Shreveport, LA 71106
First Baptist Church School Discovery Learning Lab offers a special program in multisensory structured language remediation for dyslexic students in grades K-8th. The Discovery Learning Lab helps students with documented learning differences achieve success through one-on-one or small group instruction.
Teachers in the Discovery Learning Lab are Certified Academic Language Therapists who have each received a minimum of two years of graduate level training beyond a bachelor’s degree specifically in the area of dyslexia remediation.
Discovery Learning Lab staff works closely with classroom teachers to help meet individual needs of students, and each student’s progress is closely monitored with feedback provided to the parent.
Loyola College Prep
921 Jordan St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
New law teacher Joe Landreneau joined the Flyer family after years as an accomplished attorney. His devotion to Catholicism and legal proceedings have brought a special hands-on experience to Loyola College Prep.
Landreneau instructs not only on the essential aspects of court proceedings but also on the fundamentals of business formation. In addition, he spends his time as an assistant coach on the football team.
“I enjoy a number of things about Loyola, “Landreneau said. “The class size allows you to engage with students in a personal sort of way. It’s also nice that faith is interwoven with the school, and that there is a degree of flexibility in private education.”
1100 Southfield Road
Shreveport, LA 71106
Imagine a place that stretches the limits of ordinary learning. Imagine a school where the mission is to develop a lifelong love of learning in every child. Founded in 1934, Southfield School is an independent, coeducational school enrolling students from preschool to eighth grade. At Southfield, a child’s unique personality blossoms, imagination ignites, inquisitiveness is the norm, and creativity flows. Enrollment incentives including Variable Tuition based on household income and a $1,000 per child military discount are available. Visit the historic campus during open house from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 27.
St. John Berchmans Catholic School
947 Jordan St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Dr. Jennifer Deason, principal of St. John Berchmans Catholic School in Shreveport, recently received her Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Deason holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in education in school counseling, as well as a dual certification as a National Certified Counselor and a National Certified School Counselor. In 2010 she was named Calcasieu Parish Middle School Counselor of the Year and Louisiana Middle School Counselor of the Year. She also holds an Educational Leadership I Certification.
Deason began her career at St. John Berchmans School in 2011 as counselor and was later promoted to assistant principal and then school principal in 2017. Deason will lead the school into the re-accreditation process for AdvancED, as well as a specialized STEM Certification that holds a mark of distinction and excellence.
St. Joseph Catholic School
1210 Anniston Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71105
An educator for seven years, St. Joseph Catholic School fourth-grade teacher Suzanne Harbert encourages her students through her passion for reading. She most appreciates the creative process of taking a book apart and exploring it through students’ eyes, and her greatest hope is that her students leave her with a shared excitement over a new book.
The most amazing thing Harbert experiences as a reading teacher is watching students who are initially challenged by reading and who may be reading below grade level go from being embarrassed about the books they are reading to being proud and excited about the books they are able to read. Watching her students improve their skills and grow in confidence is her most rewarding experience.
St. Mark’s Cathedral School
2785 Fairfield Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71104
The students of St. Mark’s Cathedral School pray, play, and learn every day as they prepare for success in high school, college, and beyond through the efforts of its outstanding faculty.
Chaplain Judy Kane teaches Christian Ed for 4th-8th grades and leads all school chapel services. She also leads all outreach and service learning programs. Whether leading the five-finger prayer for preschool students or helping middle schoolers lead chapel, she is always working to keep us grounded and growing in our faith.
Coach Willie Jackson is one of St. Mark’s three P.E. teachers. Coach Jackson was a basketball standout at Centenary College, where he still holds a number of records, and was drafted by the Houston Rockets. No one loves basketball more than Coach Jackson and those who play for him learn that love as well.
Science teacher Chelsea Fitzpatrick works to make sure St. Mark’s 7th and 8th graders will be well-prepared for high school science through rigorous and lab-based instruction. In addition to her dual degrees in scientific inquiry and secondary education, Fitzpatrick has a background in dance and theatre, which helps her be an effective sponsor for cheerleading and the middle school musical.
Word of God Academy
6645 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71129
Caring, passionate, and joyful are just some ways to describe Word of God Academy’s 1st-grade teacher, Crystal Toothman. For Toothman, teaching is more than an occupation; it is a calling. Toothman has been a valued member of WOGA for the past six years. Her desire to teach at the school started when she enrolled her oldest son in the school’s early childhood classes. She discovered there was something special about the atmosphere, academics, and biblical presence at WOGA. Her fire was ignited and she came on board as one of the school’s 1st-grade teachers. Since then, Toothman has been molding hearts and minds through a Kingdom Education perspective. She not only serves as a teacher but as a division leader and teacher mentor. Her understanding of Kingdom Advancement drives her heart to enhance all aspects of the school, not just her classroom.
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), the community college of the Ark-La-Tex, is a two-year college located in northwest Louisiana. BPCC offers programs specifically designed to align with regional, high-demand employment sectors such as nursing and allied health, cyber technology, industrial technology, construction management, and engineering.
BPCC students can earn degrees from one or more of the 25 associate degree programs and numerous certificates, which prepare them directly for the workforce. For students who wish to continue their education, BPCC’s articulation agreements with universities across Louisiana allow for a seamless transfer of coursework.
BPCC is also proud of its long-held partnership with Barksdale Air Force Base. Because of the College’s dedicated support and service to our military men and women, BPCC has been named for seven consecutive years to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and vocational schools.
Louisiana State University Shreveport
1 University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
2018 was an amazing year for LSUS, with record enrollment and national rankings for its academic and athletic programs. After celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, LSUS hit the ground running for the next 50 and beyond. The Student Success Center opened in 2017 to provide supplemental academic and career development services to students. In the fall 2018 semester LSUS opened the Food Pantry, offering students with food insecurity access to free food items in a discreet, judgment-free environment.
The CyberCollaboratory, opening in spring 2019, will be a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary laboratory offering hands-on learning opportunities in robotics, artificial intelligence, cyber security, haptics, and virtual reality. The Student Veterans Center will be a centralized location on campus where veterans and their spouses can interact with each other, have access to student services, and hold small conferences and meetings.
Louisiana Tech University’s Academic Success Center
Louisiana Tech faculty and staff members provide a balance between support and challenge for all students, providing resources and opportunities to help each student excel. Students in the Shreveport-Bossier City area now have greater access to one of those resources for success – close to home!
Hannah Morris now serves as college navigator at Louisiana Tech University’s Academic Success Center in Bossier City.
The College Navigator assists students and parents with questions related to admissions, applications, program offerings, pertinent dates, housing, registration, financial aid, and more. Morris will work to remove barriers and help students achieve their dreams as Louisiana Tech students.
Morris will help students from this area find answers to common questions and smooth their transition to a four-year university, supporting those students who are continuing with their academic journeys at Louisiana Tech.
At Home Academy
At Home Academy is just that: exemplary academic instruction in a comfortable setting. Founded by lifelong educator Beth Woods in 2008, the Academy brings one-on-one tutoring to families, meeting with students at the time and place of their choosing. Recognizing a real need for tutoring and academic consulting services in the community, Beth began to build a team of education professionals. At Home Academy tutors are out in the community every day, helping students achieve academic success and preparing them for everything from the kindergarten Magnet test to the MCAT.
At Home Academy students do not follow a set “franchise-type” curriculum. Instead, tutors individualize the student’s experience every step of the way. As the needs of students shift, At Home Academy is ready. The Academy offers ACT prep classes in a relaxed, interactive setting. Finally realizing Beth’s full vision, At Home Academy has added the Highlands Company natural abilities assessment to its program offerings. This assessment identifies natural gifts and assists clients in determining college majors, career paths, and more.
Red River United
1726 Line Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Red River United offers free membership to student teachers. It can be tough for new teachers to make ends meet while fulfilling their student teaching requirement.
That’s why Red River United is offering free membership to student teachers. The free membership includes all the liability protection and benefits of membership in the area’s largest and most respected education organization.
Members have access to high-quality professional development, encouragement from experienced veteran teachers, and expert legal advice and protection if it is needed. Membership also includes hundreds of money-saving discounts from local and national businesses that support educators. RRU is affiliated with the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers.
8856 Youree Drive, Suite D
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