The EBR School System Presents the 2019 Teachers of the Year

Feb. 4 2019

 


These East Baton Rouge Parish School System educators made exceptional gains with students over the past year, inspiring them to achieve at the highest possible level. Their overall commitment to student success exemplifies the dedication it takes to “Building the Future of Baton Rouge.”

The elementary Teacher of the Year always knew education was her calling, “I’ve wanted to be a teacher since Kindergarten,” said Chelsea Elgin, kindergarten teacher at Parkview Elementary.  “Young kids need inspiration, education, and someone who is passionate to teach them and guide them to be successful and be the best they can be.  I love kids and want to influence them academically as well as culturally outside the walls of the classroom.”

 Teaching English to 7th and 8th graders at Broadmoor Middle School, Kristin Robair aims to make an immediate impact in students’ lives. “I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to be a catalyst for change within my community. I wanted to make a difference or impact a child to always aim high with no limits, just as my teachers’ encouraged me to do,” said Robair.

Sarah Kirkpatrick teaches AP Literature, AP Seminar and AP Research to students at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Kirkpatrick’s teaching methods have led to impressive increases in AP test scores across the board, but believes that scores are only a small part of a teacher’s role in student success. “I want students to develop skills for the future: to be able to reason and analyze independently, to write with clarity, and to present themselves confidently, and in order to accomplish these goals, they must take ownership of their work and become part of a community of learners,” Kirkpatrick said. 

Elgin, Robair and Kirkpatrick will be formally recognized as the 2019 EBR Teachers of the Year on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the board meeting. All 3 applications have also been submitted to LDOE for the state competition. Please join us in celebrating and congratulating these tremendous educators!

                                

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Elgin                                                 Kristin Robair                                                        Sarah Kirkpatrick

Parkview Elementary                                Broadmoor Middle                                              Baton Rouge Magnet High

 

These East Baton Rouge Parish School System educators made exceptional gains with students over the past year, inspiring them to achieve at the highest possible level. Their overall commitment to student success exemplifies the dedication it takes to “Building the Future of Baton Rouge.”

The elementary Teacher of the Year always knew education was her calling, “I’ve wanted to be a teacher since Kindergarten,” said Chelsea Elgin, kindergarten teacher at Parkview Elementary.  “Young kids need inspiration, education, and someone who is passionate to teach them and guide them to be successful and be the best they can be.  I love kids and want to influence them academically as well as culturally outside the walls of the classroom.”

 

Teaching English to 7th and 8th graders at Broadmoor Middle School, Kristin Robair aims to make an immediate impact in students’ lives. “I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to be a catalyst for change within my community. I wanted to make a difference or impact a child to always aim high with no limits, just as my teachers’ encouraged me to do,” said Robair.

Sarah Kirkpatrick teaches AP Literature, AP Seminar and AP Research to students at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Kirkpatrick’s teaching methods have led to impressive increases in AP test scores across the board, but believes that scores are only a small part of a teacher’s role in student success. “I want students to develop skills for the future: to be able to reason and analyze independently, to write with clarity, and to present themselves confidently, and in order to accomplish these goals, they must take ownership of their work and become part of a community of learners,” Kirkpatrick said. 

Elgin, Robair and Kirkpatrick will be formally recognized as the 2019 EBR Teachers of the Year on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the board meeting. All 3 applications have also been submitted to LDOE for the state competition. Please join us in celebrating and congratulating these tremendous educators!

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