The St. Tammany Parish Council presented Lake Harbor Middle School Fourth Grade Teacher Amanda Warren with a Certificate of Recognition Monday night, citing her many contributions to the School System and congratulating her for being named the 2012 Louisiana State Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Parish Council Chairman Marty Gould noted that Ms. Warren was a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish and came from a family of educators. He and Parish President Pat Brister joined Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse, III and Susan Patin, Lake Harbor Middle School Principal, at the podium to make the presentation.
Ms. Warren thanked the council for honoring her and said she was a product of the School System herself. “Teaching is what I love to do,” she said.
Superintendent Folse stated that he was proud of Mandy as one of those students who return to the School System as educators and contribute so much to the community. “Each school throughout the state nominates one teacher for the title, so Mandy represents all the middle school teachers across the state,” he said. “She is the best of the best.”
Superintendent Folse went on to say that the School System appreciates the relationship it has with the St. Tammany Parish Council, Parish President Brister and the administration. “It was evidenced in how well we all worked together during Hurricane Isaac last week,” he said.
Ms. Patin said that Mandy was a fantastic teacher and she wished that all the parish council members could visit her in her classroom to see the awesome job she does.
Ms. Warren won the state title in July during the Louisiana Department of Education’s sixth annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration in Baton Rouge. She was one of eight regional finalists picked earlier this year for the recognition .
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