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 December 2019 - Steven Gamache and Jennifer Williams
Nationally Named: How Two Louisiana Educators Were Recently Surprised with a Milken Educator Award

The national Milken Educator Awards were established to recognize the importance of exceptional teachers and to promote the profession of education. Recipients are awarded an unrestricted check for $25,000 during surprise ceremonies. Recently, two Louisiana educators were presented with this award. This month’s blog spotlights eighth-grade ELA teacher and instructional coach Steven Gamache, of Paul Habans Charter School in Orleans Parish and sixth-grade English teacher Jennifer Williams, of John Q. Adams Middle School in Jefferson Parish. Both shared their initial thoughts on receiving the award and provided insight into their daily efforts and commitment to the classroom.

Steven Gamache, Paul Habans Charter School and

Jennifer Williams, John Q. Adams Middle School,
Jefferson Parish

Previous Classroom Chronicles

Previous Spotlights

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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