WBR School Board recognizes employees

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

The West Baton Rouge School Board had an evening full of recognitions on Wednesday, September 18.

After special recognition of Lauren O’Brien (Brusly Elementary Pre-K teacher), Anne McConnell (Port Allen Middle School teacher) and Bambi Boudreaux (Brusly High School teacher)

for being the 2013-2014 West Baton Rouge Parish’s teachers of the year for elementary, middle and high schools, respectively, the board recognized and allowed principals to introduce the parish schools’ new teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.

The following is a list of all of the new teachers in the school system:

Brusly Elementary

Melissa Blank – Kindergarten

Mary Carruth – Kindergarten

Jessica Cicero – 1st Grade

Tiffany Herring – 1st Grade

Mandy Landry – Pre-K Inclusion

Brusly Middle

Leah Barbato – 6th Special Ed Inclusion

Angela Frasca – 6th Special Ed Inclusion

Christian Haynes – 7th Grade Inclusion

Elnora Kelly – 7th Grade English

Kristel Messina – 7th Grade Reading

Brusly High

John Capps – Special Ed

Rhett Tranchina - English

Chamberlin Elementary

Karla Bellelo – 1st Grade

Dennise Cameron – Special Ed

Gabrielle Cotton – Special Ed (Returning)

Kellie Gerald – 4th Grade

Susan Menard – Literacy Integration Specialist

Molly Phillips – Guidance Counselor

Helen Roy – 4th Grade

Robyn Staudenmaier – 3rd/4th Special Ed

Megan Sweeney – 2nd Grade

Cohn Elementary

Christian Armstrong – 3rd Grade

Devall Middle

Micah Blouin – Band (DMS and PAMS)

Allison Johnson – English

Jared Wall – Social Studies

Kari Wall – IBCA

Lukeville Upper Elementary

Kasey Ball – 5th Grade

Alicia Bond – 3rd Grade

Hayley Hickman – Special Ed (returning)

Aubrie LaSyone – 4th Grade

Nikki Tanner – 3rd Grade

Jill Unis – 4th Grade

Peggy Vicaro – 3rd Grade Special Ed

Kathy Wilkinson – 5th Grade Special Ed

Port Allen Elementary

Amanda Andes – Kindergarten

Lisa Callahan – Secretary

Port Allen Middle

Jana Breaux – Science

Melanie Brenckle – Reading Interventionist

Belinda Cambre – Social Studies

Virginia Day – Social Studies

Tommy Hilliard – Special Ed

Beverly Jackson - IBCA

Saundra Manuel – 6th Grade Reading

Christy Meyer – Math Interventionist

Lindsey Miller – Math

Chelsie Munson – English

Deborah Stallings – Special Ed

Port Allen High

Dustin Atkinson – Geometry

Jasmine Banks – Chemistry

Alisha Butler – English

Misty Daigle – Secretary

Kaci Ernest – Family Consumer Science

Troy Hotard – Art and Talented Art

Richell Lee – Spanish

Robert Marks - Technology

Rhonda Matthews – Biology/Physical Science

Angie Roger – English (returning)

Latasha Valenzuela – French

Marcus Williams – English

Willie Williams – Plato/GED Lab

Carlos Young – Alternative Education

The board also recognized each of the teachers and support staff employees in each school who had perfect attendance throughout the 2012-2013 school year. The teachers each received $500 and support employees received $400 from the board for their dedication to the education of WBR students.

The employees who received recognition for having perfect attendance during last school year were:


Donita Bolden


Harold Boudreaux

Tait Dupont

Gale Jones

Beth Justus

Leslie Kleinpeter

Brady Perry

Aimee Rabalais – Support Employee


Gisele Vincent, Support Employee


Katherine Gilkey

Latasha Williams

Tanya Reed – Support Employee


Phil Greenblatt

Sandra Musso


Robertine Collier

Katherine Hill

Yashica Murphy

Joan Williams

Zenobia Venable – Support Employee


Samantha Mendenhall

Olivia Tucker

Patricia Irving – Support Employee


Rose Thompson

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