LACUE 2017 Info to Know
  • A PDF version of our conference program is available using the link to the right.
  • The registration desk will be open Tuesday, November 27th - Wednesday, November 28th from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm and on Thursday, November 29th from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • LACUE is going green again this year. Download the conference app: LACUE Mobile from the App store, Google Play, or


2017 LACUE Regional Award Winners
Thank you to all who took the time to submit nominations for the LACUE 2017 Regional Awards. At this time, we're pleased to announce our regional winners. Congratulations to all!

Region 1 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Natalie Campo, Mimosa Park Elementary, St. Charles Parish
Middle  - Chase Petit, R. K. Smith Middle School, St. Charles Parish
Secondary  - Valerie Burton, West Jefferson High School, Jefferson Parish
Leader  - Sheree Caminita, Central office Administrator, Jefferson Parish
Region 2 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Lacy Behl, Chamberlin Elementary School, West Baton Rouge Parish
Middle  - Priscilla Owens, False River Academy, Pointe Coupee Parish
Secondary  - Lori Ridgdell, Woodlawn High School, East Baton Rouge Parish
Leader  - Derik Thompson, Annunciation Catholic School, Arch. of New Orleans/Orleans Parish
Post-Secondary  - Laura Nelson, Baton Rouge Community College, East Baton Rouge Parish
Region 3 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Becky Fritche, Spanish Lake Primary, Ascension Parish
Middle  - Courtney Dumas, Gonzales Middle School, Ascension Parish
Secondary  - Nelann Taylor, West St. John High, St. John the Baptist Parish
Leader  - Tanya Faucheux, Central Office Administrator, St. John the Baptist Parish
Post-Secondary  - Balaji, Ramachandran, Nicholls State University, Lafourche Parish
Region 4 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Lori Porter, Dozier Elementary, Vermilion Parish
Middle  - Ashley Cressionie, Breaux Bridge Junior High, St. Martin Parish Schools
Secondary  - Scott Johnstone, Southside High School, Lafayette Parish
Leader  - LaShona Dickerson, Central Office Administrator, Lafayette Parish
Post-Secondary  - Mary Jane Ford, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish
Region 5 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Angie Hantz, Frasch Elementary, Calcasieu Parish
Middle  - Joni Harrington, WW Lewis Middle School, Calcasieu Parish
Secondary  - Melanie LeJeune, St. Louis Catholic High, Diocese of Lake Charles/Calcasieu
Leader  - Owen Clanton, F.K. White Middle School, Calcasieu Parish
Post-Secondary  - Amber Hale, McNeese State University, Calcasieu Parish
Region 6 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Stephanie Dunn, Forest Hill Junior High, Rapides Parish
Middle  - Anita Hayes, Arthur F Smith Middle School, Rapides Parish
Leader  - Angie Franklin, Mabel Brasher Montessori, Rapides Parish
Post-Secondary  - Reatha Cox, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches Parish

Region 7 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Nicole Allien, Blanchard Elementary, Caddo Parish
Middle  - Mark Schlatter, Ridgewood Middle School, Caddo Parish
Secondary  - Timothy Butler, Woodlawn Leadership Academy, Caddo Parish
Leader  - Jill Hunter, Bossier Parish Evaluation Center, Bossier Parish
Post-Secondary  - Gayle Flowers, Ed.D., Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier Parish
Region 8 - 2017 Educators of the Year
Elementary  - Rebecca Riser, Claiborne Elementary, Ouachita Parish
Middle  - Dandy Monroe, Calhoun Middle School, Ouachita Parish
Secondary  - Michael Foy, Caldwell Parish High, Caldwell Parish
Leader  - Lisa Vige, Lenwil Elementary, Ouachita Parish
Post-Secondary  - Kimberly Kimbell-Lopez, Louisiana Tech University, Lincoln Parish
Region 7 Mini-LACUE Conference

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Region 2 Mini-LACUE Conference
Save the date now to attend the Region II Mini LACUE Conference. This year's conference will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Port Allen High School from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Contact Stephanie Thompson with any questions.

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