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Teacher of the Year

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2023: Melissa Giering

Mrs. Giering is our 2023 Teacher of the Year as well as the previous 2006 Teacher of the Year.  She is a Live Oak Alumni and graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math Education.  She has been in the field of education for nearly 25 years.  One of her favorite quotes is, "They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel" by Carl Buechner.  Every year she strives to make her students feel cared for, comfortable, and confident in their abilities.  Her goal is to encourage, inspire, and empower her students by making what can be a very complicated subject seem simple.  Her love of math is evident each day in the classroom.  Math can be interesting and cool too...just look at the Fibonacci Sequence!

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2022: Gary Mitchell

Mr. Gary Mitchell was both our local and Livingston Parish Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Mitchell came to Live Oak in 2014 and teaches Social Studies, in particular World History, AP World History, and AP American History.  Mr. Mitchell attended Grand Valley State University and taught for over 13 years at Baker High school before moving to Live Oak High.  He enjoys his classes and displays his enthusiasm for teaching each and every day with his students.    

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Michele Yawn

2021

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Eric Fasbender

                2020

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Jessica Haynes

               2019

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Brett Beard

2017

Rosalind Dalberg

                2016

Delanea Gates

               2015

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Jessica Bonura

                   2018

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Scott Oswalt

                   2014

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Emily Griffin

               2013

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Brandi Aucoin

               2012

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Alice Didier

               2011

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Kathy Aucoin

                   2010

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Dana Bennett

                2009

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Debbie Chutz

                2005

Jennifer Flurry

                2008

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Beth Jones

                2004

Lance Ashcraft

                2007

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Michelle Morris

                2003

Melissa Giering

                     2006

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Tracy McRae

                    2002

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Stacy Robinson

             2001

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Shereen Purvis

              2000

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Jeanne Whitehead

                     1999

Previous Honorees:
 
2022-Gary Mitchell          2021-Michele Yawn          2020-Eric Fasbender          2019-Jessica Haynes          2018-Jessica Bonura
2017-Brett Beard               2016-Rosalind Dalberg     2015-DeLanea Gates           2014-Scott Oswalt               2013-Brandi Aucoin

2012-Alice Didier              2011-Selena Oswalt           2010-Kathy Aucoin            2009-Dana Bennett            2008-Jennifer Flurry

2007-Lance Ashcraft       2006-Melissa Giering       2005-Debbie Chutz            2004-Beth Jones                  2003-Michelle Morris

2002-Tracy McRae           2001-Stacy Robinson        2000-Shereen Purvis        1999-Jeanne Whitehead

 

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