East Feliciana Parish Schools recently recognized its students, teachers and principal of the year, who district officials said set excellence as the standard every day.
In association with the Louisiana Dream Teachers program, East Feliciana’s Teachers of the Year for 2015-16, include:
Monica Thomas-Corey, Clinton Elementary School: A graduate of Southern University and A&M College, Corey has taught first through fifth grade since 1999 at Clinton Elementary. She serves as a teacher leader, mentor and Professional Learning Community leader, providing coaching and model teaching for new educators.
Chelsey Burkett, Jackson Elementary School: A graduate of Clemson University, Burkett has taught kindergarten and first grade during her three years at Jackson Elementary. She has organized STEM night events to engage the community and excite students about opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.
Courtney Felder, Slaughter Elementary School: A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Felder has taught fourth grade the past six years. She serves on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support team and School Building Level committee.
Sabrina Jones, East Feliciana Middle School: A graduate of Southern and A&M College, Jones has taught geometry for one semester at the high school and is in her second year of teaching math at East Feliciana Middle. Jones also serves as a coach or sponsor for student extracurricular activities. Prior to teaching, she served in the U.S. Army for about six years.
Nicholas Turner, East Feliciana High School: A graduate of LSU, Turner has taught social studies for two years. He is a sponsor for the Signing Tigers, a sign language club, and serves on various committees focused on school improvement. Turner also serves a mentor to male students.
Burkett, Jones and Turner have earned recognition as the district-level elementary, middle and high school teachers of the year, respectively. Each submitted a portfolio to compete in the 2017 regional Dream Teachers competition.
Partnering with the Louisiana Department of Education, East Feliciana’s Students of the Year are: Chynna King, Clinton Elementary; Kenny Collins Jr., Jackson Elementary; Mason Millican, Slaughter Elementary; Caleb Anderson, East Feliciana Middle; Ronnesha Jackson, East Feliciana High; and Adrienne King, Slaughter Community Charter School.
Collins, Anderson and King have earned recognition as district-level elementary, middle and high school students of the year, respectively.
KENNY Collins: A fifth-grader at Jackson Elementary School, Collins is a member of the Junior Beta Club, takes advanced math and is active in the theater ministry at Second Baptist Church in Wilson. He recently directed a play during a Black History Month program at his school. He is the son of Kenny and Donna Collins.
CALEB AndersON: As an eighth-grader, Anderson has a 4.0 GPA and is taking courses for high school credit. He was selected as Mr. East Feliciana Middle School in 2015 and is a member of the Jr. Beta Club. He plays football, basketball and runs track and attends Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where he is vice president of the Junior Usher Board. He is the son of Cedric and Danita Anderson.
ADRIENNE KING: A senior at Slaughter Community Charter, King has a 4.2 GPA, has maintained perfect attendance since first grade and is a National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society Member, National Senior Beta Club Member and has danced competitively in ballet, jazz and hip hop for 16 years. King is attending LSU in the fall and has chosen to pursue a double major in business and English. She attends Visions Family Worship Center in Jackson and is the daughter of Keashu King.
All three students competed in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Regional Student of the Year competition, submitting portfolios reflecting their academic achievements and leadership. They also participated in an interview before a panel of school and community leaders from several parishes as well as an on-site essay competition.
East Feliciana’s Principal of the Year is Kimberly Glascock, of Slaughter Elementary School.
A graduate of Southeastern, Glascock earned a Bachelor of Arts and master’s degrees in elementary education. She is certified in elementary and middle school administration as well as supervision of schools. She has worked as a teacher, reading specialist and school administrator and is in her 16th year as principal of Slaughter Elementary.
During Glascock’s leadership, the Slaughter Elementary became a high-performing school, attaining a performance score of 101.7 and an A grade for the 2013-2014 term.
A native of Norwood, she is married Zeke Glascock and has three sons: Danton, Tyler and Cole. She also has two grandsons, Fisher and Tucker Glascock.
“We are proud to have these outstanding individuals represent the excellence of East Feliciana Parish Schools,” Superintendent Carlos Sam said. “With leaders like these, I have no doubt we are well on our way to becoming Louisiana’s premier rural school district.”