LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – The Lafayette Parish School Chief Administrative Officer estimates the district has roughly 1,950 teachers.
LPSS Teacher, Danielle Bergeron told KLFY, “From the first couple of hours your kids are there you can say this is how the year is going to be. You can kind of predict what it’s going to be like especially in the mornings.”
Bergeron said she has learned that patience is a good thing and every child is different and learns differently.
LPSS Teacher Kimberly Poen understands the concept of treating each child as an individual. Poen who teaches English as a second language said, “I tell my family when I’m up here working in the summer this is where I live and this is where my kids live during the school year. So, I want to make it as comfortable as place as I can.”
Poen said she loves teaching calling it an extension of being a mother, “I get to mom some other little people for a little while and I tell them that,” explains Poen. “First day is scary for new teachers coming in.”
For some teachers this year may be their last which gives it special meaning.
Patricia Ditch said after 32-years she’s retiring, “I think I am going to miss it. I will cross that bridge when I get to it though. After 32-years, I’m going to miss it.”