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Lincoln Parish School Board Contact

Regular Hours:  Monday - Friday 7:30PM - 4:00PM

410 South Farmerville Street

Ruston, LA 71270

Phone:  318-255-1430

Mentor/Resident

Spotlight

Recipients are Mentor Teacher Karla Doss & Resident Teacher Bailey Chenault at Simsboro Elementary School.

Karla Doss (Left) and Bailey Chenault (Right) were nominated by Elementary Principal Angela Hoffman (Center) because they are an exemplary example of what a mentor and resident teacher experience should be. 

They are truly a team, working closely together daily to instruct 3rd grade math. 

When one teacher is leading the lesson the other teacher is assisting students in any way that is needed. They transition as lead teacher smoothly, one willing and ready to pick up wherever the other left off. During stations, each leads their own small group, working closely with the students and increasing the amount of teacher to student instruction throughout the day.

Karla Doss and Bailey Chenault co-plan each lesson, discussing what they both think would be best considering the needs of the students in their classroom. When you walk in their classroom it is hard to decipher which teacher is the veteran and who is the teacher candidate. 

Teacher

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Secondary – Brooke Robinson, Ruston High

  • As the health occupations teacher, Ms. Robinson has brought in numerous guest speakers from the healthcare industry to share with students about their jobs. She also teaches a CNA course to help students meet Louisiana State CNA standards.  The numbers of students earning certification has grown each year:

    • 21 students in year one (amassing 840 clinical hours)

    • 40 students in year two (amassing 1600 clinical hours)

    • Currently 47 students on track for certification this year

Mentor/Resident

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Mentor/Resident – Stacy Cole & Jordan Boston, Cypress Springs Elementary

  • Mrs. Cole and Mr. Boston make a great pair! They began the year early in the Enhanced School Calendar program. Hats off to the Mr. Boston for being dedicated enough to begin the student residency journey during his summer break as a resident teacher.   Mr. Boston is like a sponge, soaking up every bit of wisdom Mrs. Cole has to offer.

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Elementary – Lois Futch, Choudrant Elementary

  • Mrs. Futch teaches 3rd grade science/social studies.  Her leadership skills are apparent throughout the district when observing her interaction at district professional development.  Teachers across the parish rely on her for insight on all things science/social studies such as unit planning, pacing, and creating assessments.  Mrs. Futch successfully spearheads the school’s parent science and social studies training nights and chairs the school’s science and social studies fairs.  

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Sarah Wages is an 8th grade science teacher at Ruston Junior High School.  This year, Mrs. Wages is piloting the new Open SciEd curriculum and supporting her colleagues as they implement it together.  As she has been implementing the new curriculum, she has successfully integrated technology and other disciplines, such as art and history, to enhance students’ learning experiences.  She has taken the lead in creating other units that align with Open SciEd philosophy and approaches. As a result, her students are doing science the way it’s meant to be done. She facilitates her lessons in ways that allow students to productively struggle with complex concepts and figure out answers without her direct instruction.

Teacher

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Lauren Dixon teaches art to all of the students at Dubach Elementary School.  Mrs. Dixon received national and statewide recognition as the Louisiana state winner for National Art Education Association.  Her dedication to art and her students is on display all around Dubach Elementary School and in the community. She works with community members as to increase awareness of the school’s art program, and each day in her classroom, students are highly engaged and well-managed.  The quality of her students’ artwork illustrates the quality of the art program that she runs for the whole school.

Mentor/Resident

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Mentor Teacher Katherine Walker and Resident Teacher Bailey Driskill work as a true co-teaching team at Ruston High School in the Freshman Academy.  These teachers share ownership of their students’ academic growth and development. Ms. Driskill has introduced strategies at English teacher collaborative planning meetings and takes an active role in finding ways to meet all students’ learning needs.  Mrs. Walker supports and encourages Ms. Driskill’s growth, which in turn has truly benefited the students they teach.