Meet the 2017 LEF Teacher Award Finalists
Jan 10, 2018 09:13AM ● Published by Staff Writer
The Lafayette Education Foundation announces its 16 finalists for the 20th Annual Teacher Awards. Honoring outstanding educators K-12 throughout Lafayette, this event received over 1,400 nomination letters this year. Of the 782 educators nominated, the 16 finalists were chosen based off their reach, impact, and dedication promoting excellence in education.
The LEF Teacher Awards will be held on January 18, 2018, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and the public is invited to join. Those interested can find tickets on TicketMaster Outlets or purchased at the Heyman Center.
The sixteen finalists are separated into four categories, each category consisting of four nominees: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Inspirational.
Elementary School Category
This year’s Elementary School category’s finalists are:
Becky Cade, J. Wallace James Elementary
Catherine Hartweck, J. W. Faulk Elementary
Julie Miller, Episcopal School of Acadiana
Courtney Vincent, Broadmoor Elementary and Lafayette high
Middle School Category
In the Middle School category, we have Jennifer E. Caillier of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, Karl Comeaux of Edgar Martin Middle, Lisette Ringault-Henderson of Paul Breaux Middle and Early College Academy, and Arlecia Patrice Malveaux of Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy.
Jennifer E. Caillier, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Karl Comeaux, Edgar Martin Middle School
Lisette Ringault-Henderson, Paul Breaux Middle School, Early College Academy
Arlecia Patrice Malveaux, Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy
High School Category
The High School Category’s finalists are John Broussard and Philip Ryland of Acadiana High, Nicholas Credeur of Lafayette High, and Jacob Simon of Comeaux High.John Broussard, Acadiana High School
Philip Ryland, Acadiana High School
Nicholas Credeur, Lafayette High School
Jacob Simon, Comeaux High School
Lastly, in the Inspirational Category, the finalists are Dana Rivera of Broadmoor Elementary, Lance Strother of St. Thomas More Catholic High, Beth Viator of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, and Chad Viator of LPSS Talented Program.
Dana Rivera, Broadmoor Elementary School
Lance Strother, St. Thomas More Catholic High School
Beth Viator, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Chad Viator, LPSS Talented Program
The 20th Annual LEF Teacher Awards is presented by Lafayette Education Foundation, The Daily Advertiser, Acadian Companies, Capital One Bank, Cox Communications, Entergy, Horace Mann, Giles Automotive, Ntense Technologies, 99.9 KTDY, KATC-TV 3, and FACE Magazine.