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State’s video highlights South Lafourche High

State’s video highlights South Lafourche High

South Lafourche High School stole the show during the opening ceremony of this year’s Teacher Leader Summit.

The Louisiana Department of Education awarded the school a plaque for being the chosen as the Premier School in the state last week after presenting a nearly nine-minute video on South Lafourche’s approach to education.

It highlighted students, teachers and administrators from both the school and the central office.

Individuals like Principal Gaye Cheramie, history teacher Erin Friedlander and Lafourche Director of Human Resources Bernita Deville were among the people who are featured in the video.

The video shows the collaboration between the administrators and the teachers to ensure students are on the same track and that the teachers are staying in line with the curriculum.

It also highlights the school district’s efforts to recruit and retain quality teachers despite financial struggles by offering a teacher mentor program for new hires as well as using a curriculum specialist to prepare them.

The high school was honored as a Top Gains and Equity honoree, meaning students consistently met their learning goals and that the school is properly serving student subgroups like the economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities and students who speak English as a second language.

The school also received an A from the state this year despite the changes made in the scoring system, making achieving the top grade more difficult.

Lafourche Parish Superintendent Louis Voiron was in attendance during the summit last week and said he was proud of the high school’s recognition.

“Principal Gaye Cheramie, along with her team, represented our district well and are to be commended for their work,” he said in an email. “It was a very proud time for the South Lafourche community.”

 

-- Daily Comet Staff Writer Halle Parker can be reached at hparker@houmatoday.com or 857-2204. Follow her on Twitter, @_thehalparker.