WE STAND UP FOR EDUCATION
Educators Rising Louisiana is transforming how we develop aspiring teachers. Starting with high school students, we provide passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators.
Formerly called Future Educators of America, Educators Rising is a national organization recognized by the US Department of Education as a Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO).
2021 Educators Rising State Conference (Virtual)
On April 14th, rising educators from across the state will join up at our virtual conference to compete in events like public speaking and ethical dilemma and present on equity, inclusion, culturally responsive practice, and so much more!!
This event is being co-hosted in partnership between Northwestern State University and University of Louisiana Monroe.
MICKEY SMITH, JR.
2020 Grammy Music Educator Award
The 2020 GRAMMY Music Educator Award winner, Mickey Smith, Jr. has become synonymous with the words "music” & "education" across the country. As a dynamic and driven sax man that is passionate about music and education, Mickey has been the band director at Maplewood Middle School since 2005.
2021 Louisiana Teacher of the Year
Nathalie Roy is the 2021 Louisiana Teacher of the year. She has been teaching Latin for almost 30 years. A National Board Certified Teacher, she has taught every level of Latin from 4th grade up to Advanced Placement. Her current focus is on the material culture of the ancient classical world, and in the past few years, Nathalie has developed two courses that connect STEM and ancient classics, Roman Technology and Classical Myth Makers. You can follow her on Twitter @MagistraRoy.
2021 Elementary Teacher of the Year
Angelle Bourgeois is the 2021 Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the year. As she works with her students, Bourgeois aims to help them find their voice and take steps toward filling their potential academically, socially, and emotionally. The aim is not just for students to internalize information, but to understand why that knowledge helps them and how they can apply it in their lives beyond the classroom.