The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish School Board.
Calcasieu Parish School Board officials released the names of the winners of the 2011 Teachers of the Year.
2011 Calcasieu Teachers of the Year are Alicia Jones, Westlake High; Darnold Catlon, LeBlanc Middle; and William Bundy, Oak Park Elementary.
First runners up were Robert Prejean, LaGrange High; Terri Simpson, Maplewood Middle; and Karen Daigle, Gillis Elementary.
Second runners up were Candace Hebert, Barbe High; Kelly Link, Alternative School; and Paula Bruchhaus, Prien Lake Elementary.
Elementary school level teachers of the year are: Barbe, Kathy DeJean; Brentwood, Nancy Frank; Clifton, Ellen Steward; College Oaks, Carrie Verret; Combre/Fonde, Catherine Montgomery; T.S. Cooley, Julia Thompson; DeQuincy, Kili Reeves; Dolby, Amie Houston; Fairview, Daphny Bradshaw; Frasch, Martha Clifton; Gillis, Karen Daigle; W.T. Henning, Christie Touchet; Henry Heights, Jennifer Guillory; John J. Johnson, Jean Brown; M.J. Kaufman, Cindy LeDoux; John F. Kennedy, Deborah Davis; E.K. Key, Angie Cancellieri; LeBleu Settlement, Carla Cormier; Maplewood, Lisa Delaney; Moss Bluff, Amy Nugent; A.A. Nelson, Lisa Albrecht; Oak Park, William Bundy; D.S. Perkins, Katie Trahan; Prien Lake, Paula Bruchhaus; St. John, Courtney Dressler; Vincent Settlement, Trudi Mays; R.W. Vincent, Jennie Delino; Vinton: Paula Tindall; T.H. Watkins, Shellie Guidry; J.I. Watson, Lana Guidry; Pearl Watson, Misty Fontenot; Western Heights, Sheila Rushing; Westwood, Julie Turnage; and Ralph Wilson, Holly Orr.
School Level Teachers of the Year in middle schools are: S.P. Arnett, Durlin Ancelet; Bell City, Lynel LeBlanc; DeQuincy, Pam Yellott; LeBlanc, Darnold (Don) Catlon; W.W. Lewis, Tracy Domingue; Maplewood Middle, Terri Simpson; Ray D. Molo, Carolyn Balka; Moss Bluff, Sharla Darbonne; Oak Park, April Gonzales; Reynaud, Tamara Clark; Vinton, Karen Andrews; J.I. Watson, Deidra Buller; S.J. Welsh, Penni Bourgeois; and F.K. White, Terri Edwards.
High School Teachers of the Year at the school level include: A.M. Barbe, Candace Hebert; Calcasieu Career Center, Kelly Link; DeQuincy, Erin Christerson; Iowa, Chantal Landry; LaGrange, Robert Prejean; Sam Houston, Melinda Thigpen; Starks, Dustin Royer; Sulphur, Connie Harper; Vinton, Lynn LaVergne; Washington-Marion, Hilda Stewart; and Westlake, Alicia Jones.