What are people saying about our program?
  • “Thank you for everything you provided for us this summer! I am so thankful for LRCE and the support you have given us and will give us.” – Mallory Stewart, Livingston, LA, Summer 2015 cohort
  • “I just wanted to thank you so much for all you have done for me over these past few months. LRCE was an answered prayer for me. and I will forever be changed by your staff, LRCE and my fellow practitioners.” – Kristian Kinamore, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2015 cohort
  • “I have LRCE to thank for giving me the tools to shine in just one semester. I am so pleased with the trainings I have received and will always be grateful to you for being so supportive and working hard to ensure this process was positive and seamless.” – LaDazha Ford, Darrow, LA, Fall 2013 cohort
  • “I can’t tell you how many people from the district have stopped me to ask where I got my training. Summer Institute prepared me and even gave me and edge on veteran teachers. LRCE’s training is second to none.” – Leslie Davidson, French Settlement, LA, Summer 2011 cohort
  • “Thank you for the wonderful program at LRCE and all of your help with everything while I was there. I definitely left the program feeling fully prepared and appreciate all the effort you put into the program to help us all.” – Charnel Webb Smith, Greenwell Springs, LA, Fall 2013 cohort
  • “I really wanted to thank you for all you did for us! I was hired at the same time as another teacher who went through a university program. When we got into teaching, I truly felt like I knew what I was doing at times when she was completely lost.” – Annie Messenger, Walker, LA, Summer 2012 cohort
  • “The wisdom encompassed and rooted in LRCE is invaluable, and I have and will continue to cherish every ounce of help and encouragement I have received.” – Lindsey Breaux, Plaquemine, LA, Summer 2014 cohort
  • “I just got out of an interview with a new principal from out of state, so I had to explain LRCE’S program to him. During the interview he asked me an abundance of questions. At one point he stopped and stared at me in silence. ‘And you’ve never taught before?’ … ‘No sir. With the exception of the 4 weeks of student teaching with LRCE.’   ‘…and you learned all that in 7 weeks? Wow. …wow.'” – Christine Scheller, Slidell, LA, Summer 2015 cohort
  • “Thank you for teaching me how to be an effective teacher.” – Emma Benton, Baton Rouge, LA, Fall 2014 cohort
  • “Thank you for all the advice, guidance, and knowledge that you have so graciously extended to me this past year. I honestly believe I am better prepared to be an effective teacher by going through LRCE rather than pursuing my original plans and receiving certification through another program.” – Darcie McMorris, Livingston, LA, Summer 2014 cohort
  • “The training at LRCE built my confidence in teaching to such an extent that I am willing to continue to grow and stretch. My principal is encouraging me to start graduate work because he sees me in school leadership. I would never have even thought of considering this had I not had such exemplary training during my LRCE experience. Thanks again for continuing to do what it takes to highly qualify new teachers.” – Vickie Elliot, Gonzales, LA, Summer 2012 cohort
  • Thanks to you and your staff for all you’ve done to help me get this far in my new career. Your certification program is outstanding. “ – Carlos Mayoral, Slidell, LA Summer 2013 cohort
  • “It has been my pleasure to work with LRCE and watch what your wonderful program has done for this teacher.  I highly recommend LRCE as the best alternate certification program I know. I am a steadfast advocate and cheerleader for the work you are doing.” – Mary Schmidt, Principal, St. Charles Borromeo School, Destrehan, LA
  • “You all have really made this a quality program, and I am proud to be a part of your team. You are really turning out quality professionals!” – Kim Gagnard, Assistant Director, Avoyelles Public Charter School, Marksville, LA
  • “Mary and Maria are both wonderful teachers and are true assets to our school. We love having them at LOHS.” – Tracy McRae, Principal, Live Oak High School, Watson, LA
  • “I suspected I would find teaching personally fulfilling. What I did not anticipate was your warmth and openness, your conscientiousness, your eagerness to help other teachers, your imagination and humor, and your welcoming attitude.  I’m proud to be an LRCE summer institute 2015 practitioner teacher.” – Bess Corbitt, St. Gabriel, LA, Summer 2015
  • “My VAM last year was 98 (+21)..the highest in my school. Thanks, LRCE!” – Rebecca Kelley, Prairieville, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “I met with my principal for my overall evaluation.  I received an overall rating of 3.55 (Highly Effective).  Thank you for all of your help in making my dream of becoming a teacher into reality.”  -Rachel Gros, Walker, LA, Fall 2013
  • “Throughout my professional career, my time at LRCE ranks among the top.  Thank you for continuing to provide such a quality experience for new educators.  Five years ago, I would have never dreamed I would teach high school English, but the training at LRCE built my confidence in teaching to such an extent that I am willing to continue to grow and stretch.”  – Vickie Elliot, Slidell, LA, Summer 2012
  • “I feel like I have really grown a lot over this school year. I am truly appreciative for everything and everyone that has helped me.” – Shannon James, Franklinton, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “It is wonderful to have a partnership such as we have with LRCE.” – Carol Webre, Human Resources Administrative Director, St. James Parish School System, Lutcher, LA
  • “Ms. Guillory is truly an asset to our school and I feel your program has done a great job in preparing her to be a great teacher.” – Barbara Roberson, Principal, Leonville Elementary School
  • “Thank you for such an awesome summer.  I can honestly say that I have learned so much more at LRCE than my education courses at the university level.  I have loved my experience, and I cannot wait to share What I have learned with my future students!” -Brooke Ortiz, Reserve, LA, Summer 2015 cohort
  • “Today I received my formal observation scores and I am thrilled to say I received a 3.4. I know  this has a great deal to do with the dedication, opportunity, and knowledge that you and your staff provided us.  Thanks LRCE!” – April Languirand, Lafayette, LA, 2012 cohort
  • “I’ve been really pleased with both my LRCE classes and with my field experience. Truly, it’s all been better than I could have even imagined. I look forward to using what I am learning to help my future students experience academic success.” – Alice Devall, Baton Rouge, LA, Fall 2014 cohort
  • “I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with my student teacher. She did an excellent job in her first week with us. It is difficult to find teachers so well prepared for the challenges of special education. It is a testament to the quality of your program and the preparation you have provided your students. I wish more people knew about the LRCE’s alternate certification program!” – Krystal Kennedy, Special Education Teacher, Arabi Elementary, Arabi, LA
  • “I was voted Teacher of the Month today by my fellow teachers! Also, this year I’m teaching my principal’s daughter and three of his nieces. I was told to take them being put in my class as a huge compliment. None of this would be possible without LRCE and all your help. Thanks so much!” – David Draper, Livingston, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “I just wanted to say a huge “Thank you” for all the workshops and classes LRCE provided. My principal came to observe my class today. She was very impressed, and I owe it all to you. Although I am still learning, your program definitely gave me a head start and made me feel confident going into the classroom!” – Laura Naquin, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2014 cohort.
  • “I sincerely enjoyed the LRCE program.  It was such a valuable, practical learning experience.  I love that I was able to implement the strategies and activities taught throughout the program in my classroom during the school year.” – Marian Caillier-Castille, Baton Rouge, LA, 2012 cohort
  • “You’ve helped me believe that even though it is hard, it IS possible to succeed at teaching in today’s environment, in spite of all the challenges.  This is a program from which I’m proud to have ‘graduated,’ and whose quality and high standards I can boast about among my traditionally-certified peers.” – Karen Pourciau, Walker, LA, 2012 cohort
  • “I wanted to thank you for everything you did to help me reach my goals. When things were so challenging that I wondered if I could pull through, you remained patient, resourceful, and caring! Thank you for that and all the knowledge you shared. Thank you for sharing stories that brought our fears to rest and helped us through.” – Chonnon Andre’, Blanks, LA, Summer 2012 cohort
  • “I wanted to thank you for taking a chance on me and allowing me to be in LRCE. I have been named Baker Middle School’s Teacher of the Year. Thank you for giving me the opportunity and proper training to be someone that can make a difference.” – Aaron Reine, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2012 cohort
  • “I am incredibly happy with the LRCE program, and I’m very impressed with how professional and beneficial it was.  I appreciation your dedication and hard work at LRCE.  I have nothing by positive things to say to people when they ask me about the program.”  -Carlie Lambert, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2014 Cohort
  • “I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work in making the LRCE program so helpful for teachers. I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar on Saturday and left feeling more equipped. What a pleasure it must be for you to know that your hard work impacts teachers and students on a daily basis! Keep doing what you are doing!” – Carli Miller, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2014 cohort
  • I am a member of the 2012 cohort and wanted to let it be known that  the training and support I received while at LRCE helped pave the way into my lifelong career.  For this, I am forever grateful. I am the 2015-14 teacher of the year at my school!” – Starlett Speed, Baton Rouge, LA, 2011 cohort
  • “I have recently been named teacher of the year at my school. I attribute this success to you and everything I learned at LRCE. Thank you for the knowledge and encouragement. Deciding to teach is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!” – Jill Unis, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “Thank you for your guidance and support throughout my experience at LRCE.  I received a French/English position at Dutchtown High, and none of this would have happened without this program.  My advisor’s encouragement and advice was so helpful to me throughout the school year, and I know I am a better teacher now because of it.  Your program is amazing and the tools  LRCE has provided me are invaluable!”  -Amanda Sutton, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2014
  • “Thank you for all that you do! LRCE has given me the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of many children now and in the coming years. Thanks for being the light at the end of my tunnel!” – Cassandra Morris, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2014 cohort
  •  “Thank you for putting so much hard work and effort into our education. Thank you for letting me be a part of the LRCE family.” – Brittany Hood, Donaldsonville, LA, Fall 2013 cohort
  • “I wanted you to know that as a teacher I have always felt well prepared because of the training I received at LRCE.” – Brad Hibbard, Denham Springs, LA, 2012 cohort
  • “Thank you so much for all your help and support! I am very excited to start this school year. I really enjoyed my time at LRCE. You are all doing a wonderful thing. Thanks again!” – Marnie Chiasson,Thibodaux, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “I truly enjoyed the program and am so grateful for all your help and guidance over the last year. Thanks for all that you do!” – DeLacy McLachlan, Covington, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “Thank you for hosting an amazing job fair. The experience was outstanding. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to teach.” – Charlene Henderson, Brusly, LA, Summer 2014 cohort
  • “I am happy to inform you that I have been hired and will be teaching third grade inclusion students. While that role may prove challenging, I think my time at LRCE has prepared me for this endeavor. Thank you for all of your encouragement and support.” – Donna Baudoin, Gonzales, LA,  Summer 2013 cohort
  • “I still cannot thank you enough for the opportunity I now have thanks to LRCE. You have a wealth of knowledge, as does each person you have put us in contact with on a daily basis. Every person I have encountered thus far has had nothing but the absolute best to say about the program. I am thrilled to be able to be a part of it.” – Madonna Rogers, Denham Springs LA, Summer 2014 Cohort
  • “I have to tell you that I am so excited for this opportunity and so glad that I enrolled at LRCE!” – Bonnie Steuer, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2014 cohort
  • “I am just amazed at how my students are reaching my expectations in kindergarten. My students are answering questions in complete sentences, asking each other higher order questions, and peer tutoring. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to start my dream job!” – Brittany Brignac-Fairman, Harvey, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “I just wanted to thank you for all you have done for all of us over the past year! LRCE has been wonderful, and it has been an honor and privilege to be able to be a part of such an awesome program. The information I have gathered over my time with you guys is invaluable, and it makes me enthusiastic about my future as a Louisiana educator! Thank you for everything.” – Cara Lyn Reno, Amite, LA, Summer 2013 cohort
  • “I am extremely grateful for all LRCE has contributed to equip me to become a teacher. The tools that I was given are resources I utilize daily. I am so grateful for the experience. Thank you for the opportunity to achieve my goal of becoming certified.” – Amy Broussard, Baton Rouge, LA, 2011 cohort
  • “My entire experience with LRCE was phenomenal.” – Kathy Guidry, Covington, LA 2011 cohort
  • “As I come to the end of my journey at LRCE, I would just like to say thank you for all the amazing help LRCE has given me! I am so excited to begin my journey as a certified teacher, and I feel very prepared to to take on anything that comes my way. Thanks for the support!” – Dani Borel, Rayne, LA, 2011 cohort
  • “I have learned so much.  My time at LRCE is always enjoyable and worthy of my time.” – Monique Sanchez, Youngsville, LA, 2012 cohort
  • “Can’t tell you how much I’ve learned from LRCE!  Awesome program!” – Tessa Aldridge, Natchez, MS, 2012 cohort
  • “I felt I was very prepared and had a lot of exposure before actually getting in the classroom.” – Jaime Guillaume, Baton Rouge, LA, 2012 cohort
  • “I am a graduate from LRCE and must say that your program is simply amazing.  I am loving my fourth year of teaching.” Paige Hugg, New Orleans, LA, 2010 cohort