Members of the East Feliciana Retired Teachers Association, part of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, visited East Feliciana High School on March 19, designated by Gov. Bobby Jindal as Louisiana Retired Teachers Day.
The group of retired educators met with about 10 seniors to answer their questions about careers in education, college and exiting high school.
“The students are registered for area colleges, but we were there to encourage them to choose a career in education,” former teacher Glinda Jenkins said. “As educators, we wanted to also encourage them to aim high and reach their goals, because one day we were where they are now.”
Visiting members included EFRTA President Sonja Terrell, Jenkins, Robin Malveaux, Rufus Nesbitt, Dianne Wilson and Mary Wilson.
Terrell shared the letter of proclamation from Jindal concerning Retired Teachers Day, and the group presented each senior with a copy of a poem about encouragement, door prizes, “goody bags” and snacks.
Louisiana is home to about 60,000 retired teachers, Jenkins said.
East Feliciana High Counselor Trina Brown Allen coordinated the visit.