LC charter school teachers head to Haiti for a mission trip - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LC charter school teachers head to Haiti for a mission trip

Six educators from the Lake Charles charter schools are heading to Haiti for a week-long mission trip. On Friday, October 5 the teachers received a blessing from Rev. Dr. Henry Mancuso.

The educators will visit the Charter Academy sister school to teach students. 

From the Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy: Amanda Zachary, Reading Interventionist; Menka Ardoin, Grade 6 math; Anita Barker, Director of extended day.

From the Lake Charles Charter Academy: Karen Hardy, K-7 Technology teacher; Sommer Odom, Grade 5 math and science; Skye Duhon, Grade 5.

Teachers said they are excited for this once in a lifetime teaching opportunity.

"I'm going out there and learning the Haitian culture hands on, coming back and sharing the experience with my family and everyone at SW Charter Academy and Lake Charles Charter Academy," Anita Barker said. 

"I'm very excited to go. I'm looking forward to meeting the students over there and getting an opportunity to share the knowledge that we have here over that and just working with the children one on one," Sommer Odom said. 

"I feel like the greatest lesson learned is the greatest lesson taught. And how do you do that? By having hands on," Karen Hardy said.

The educators will leave Sunday, October 7 and return Monday, October 15.

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