Three teachers and three principals have been selected as the 2017-2018 St. Tammany Parish Public School System Teachers and Principals of the Year.
Named as 2017-2018 District Teachers of the Year are Martha Boucher, Abita Springs Elementary, in the Elementary Division, Wandra Vick, Brock Elementary, in the Middle/Jr. High Division, and Marty Mangus, Salmen High, in the High School Division.
The 2017-2018 Principals of the Year are Gary Marlbrough from Chahta-Ima Elementary in the Elementary Division, Raymond Morris from Bayou Lacombe Middle in the Middle/Jr. High Division and Christian Monson from Lakeshore High in the High School Division.
ďWe are proud to have these deserving teachers and school leaders represent our School System and community,Ē said Superintendent Trey Folse. ďThey are dedicated educators who go above and beyond to make a difference in their schools and to help their students to be successful.Ē
Teachers and Principals of the Year are selected based on their success with students and, for principals, their work to support teachers. Each year, one teacher and one principal at each level Ė elementary, middle/ jr. high and high school Ė are selected as the district level winners and move on to compete in the state competition.
Martha Boucher teaches Pre-K at Abita Springs Elementary where she has taught for 23 years. As grade level chair and teacher leader, she serves as a mentor for fellow teachers and facilitates training and professional development for Pre-K teachers. She received her bachelorís degree in Elementary Education from the University of Evansville in Indiana.
Wandra Vick has taught at Brock Elementary for three years. She currently teaches fifth grade English language arts and social studies. She serves as her grade level co-chair, student mentor, member of the school planning committee, is the co-founder of the Jump Rope Club and is an active volunteer in her church and community. She received her bachelorís degree from Southern University and A&M College and her masterís degree in elementary education from Grand Canyon University.
Marty Mangus has been a teacher for over 25 years and has taught biology at Salmen High since 2008. Teaching through hands-on exploration and discovery, she is dedicated to teaching students foundational skills that help them succeed in high school and beyond. She received her bachelorís degree from the University of South Dakota.
Gary Marlbrough has been the principal of Chahta-Ima Elementary since 2012. He previously served as assistant principal at Magnolia Trace Elementary. He received his bachelorís degree from the University of New Orleans and his masterís degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Raymond Morris was appointed as principal of Bayou Lacombe Middle in 2015 after previously serving as a parish-wide assistant principal for two years. He received a bachelorís degree from Louisiana State University, a masterís degree in teaching from Southeastern Louisiana University and a masterís degree plus 30 in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Christian Monson has been an administrator for five years. Before his current position as principal of Lakeshore high, he served as principal of Boyet Junior High, assistant principal at Salmen High and parish-wide assistant principal. He received his bachelorís degree from McNeese State University and his masterís degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.