Louisiana Classroom Chronicles


Classroom Chronicles is a series that highlights the inspiring everyday work of Louisiana educators.
Each month, the blog will spotlight an educator who is taking that extra step to make an impact on
the lives of their students, school and community.




Classroom Chronicles Kayla Bates
Prosperous Pathways: How an Ascension Parish Teacher Prepares Students for a Future in STEM

Louisiana’s STEM Pathways emphasize connections across the individual STEM disciplines alongside “employability skills” such as problem-solving, communication, collaboration, research, and project planning. Veteran teacher Kayla Bates, of St. Amant High School in Ascension Parish, teaches the school’s first course in the LSU Pre-Engineering Certification Pathway, Intro to Engineering. We recently met with Bates to discuss her experiences with the pathway, overall reactions to the pathway, and advice for those interested in STEM Pathway offerings.

Kayla Bates, St. Amant High School, Ascension Parish


Previous Classroom Chronicles

Judy Rockwell,
J.F. Gauthier Elementary,
St. Bernard Parish

Sara Felt,
Joe Davies Elementary,
St. Bernard Parish

Catherine Bertrand,
Eunice Elementary,
St. Landry Parish

Jessica O’Neal,
Legacy Elementary,
Bossier Parish


Previous Spotlights

2020

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Classroom Chronicles - March 2020 (Ariel Vardy) Download
Classroom Chronicles - February 2020 (Kenya Fields) Download
Classroom Chronicles - January 2020 (Cornelius Martinez) Download

2019

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Classroom Chronicles - December 2019 (Steven Gamache and Jennifer Williams) Download
Classroom Chronicles - November 2019 (Jose Guadarrama) Download
Classroom Chronicles - October 2019 (Jenny Carey) Download
Classroom Chronicles - September 2019 (Courtney Guidry) Download
Classroom Chronicles - August 2019 (Chris Dier) Download
Classroom Chronicles - July 2019 (Tasha Jolivette-Jones) Download
Classroom Chronicles - June 2019 (Lonnie Kennair) Download
Classroom Chronicles - May 2019 (Delia Girouard) Download
Classroom Chronicles - April 2019 (Nadene Harrison) Download
Classroom Chronicles - March 2019 (Troy Borne) Download
Classroom Chronicles - February 2019 (Donneisha Wilson) Download
Classroom Chronicles - January 2019 (Kathryn Ferguson) Download


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