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United Way of Acadiana Names Finalists for 2021 Teacher Awards

United Way of Acadiana names finalists for their 2021 Teacher Awards, presented by Love Our Schools.

Posted: May 7, 2021 10:41 AM

LAFAYETTE – United Way of Acadiana names finalists for their 2021 Teacher Awards, presented by Love Our Schools. 750 teachers were nominated for the awards and 12 finalists were selected in the categories of elementary school, middle school, and high school. A top finalist will be chosen in each category. Educators were nominated by the students, parents, fellow educators, and members of the Lafayette community during a nomination window. The virtual awards event will be hosted live on United Way of Acadiana’s Facebook page at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 18.

“We are honored to host this annual event which shines a much deserving light on our hardworking teachers” said, Carlee Alm-LaBar, President/CEO of United Way of Acadiana. “From creating digital content which made online learning achievable to their endless dedication to every student, our teachers put enormous efforts into reaching their students far beyond the classroom. We hope everyone will join us to show their support on May 18.”

Elementary School Finalists

Leah Fusilier Carencro Catholic Elementary School

Leslie Gossen Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School

Toynette LeDay Myrtle Place Elementary

Tara Yargeau Woodvale Elementary School

Middle School Finalists

Marie Desplanque Paul Breaux Middle School

Nicole Hebert Youngsville Middle School

Jason Muller LJ Alleman

Travis Vallier Judice Middle School

High School Finalists

Ryan Gray John Paul the Great

Kelly LaMaison Teurlings Catholic High

Marquis Newsome David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy

Therese Seghers John Paul the Great

Sponsors include Love Our Schools (Presenting), Meritus Credit Union, Unitech Training Academy, Tides Medical, Mac Laff Inc., Dwight Andrus Insurance, The Acadiana Advocate, and KADN News15.

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