• Superintendent's Teacher Council

    The Superintendent’s Teacher Council is designed to capture teachers’ insights, suggestions and perspectives on critical issues in Jefferson Parish Schools. The council will work to inform the Superintendent and district with qualitative and quantitative data that will enable us to make better instructional and administrative decisions. These decisions will ultimately assist us in becoming the most improved district in the state.

    Teachers must have an Effective Emerging or better evaluation to be considered for membership. Following an application process, all eligible teachers will enter a lottery process to select the 20 council membership participants in each organizational level: 10 elementary, 5 middle school, and 5 high school teachers.

    2021-2022 Teacher Council Members

    Congratulations to the 20 members of our Superintendent's Teacher Council.

    • Gaynell Adams, West Jefferson High
    • Ruth Brewington, T.H. Harris Middle
    • Kristen Burke , Boudreaux Elementary
    • Janae' Camardelle, multiple schools
    • Shelly Cochran, Chateau Estates School
    • Yvette Cresson, Green Park Elementary
    • Benjamin-David Legrand, Clancy/Maggiore Elementary
    • Ravin Edwards, Riverdale High
    • Kelley Henry, Schneckenburger Elementary
    • Noah Jacobs, Meisler Middle
    • Jamie McCloud, Greenlawn Terrace Elementary
    • Meagan Phillips, Pittman Elementary
    • Erica Rosher, Higgins High
    • Mitchell Rothermel, Strehle Community
    • Diana Sittig, Alexander Elementary
    • Johnita Smith , Livaudais Middle
    • Tommacenia Sumlin, Estelle School
    • Leah Weaver, Haynes Academy
    • Matthew Williams, Haynes Academ
    • Sheree Yerby, Solis Elementary


    2021-2022 Teacher Council Meeting Dates

    Teacher discussions and input are highly valued and member attendance at all council meetings is encouraged. Due to Hurricane Ida, the council will meet three times this school year (instead of four) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at alternating sites. All meeting attendees will adhere to the health and safety protocols outlined in our Start Strong Jefferson plan.

    • December 15, 2021 at the JP Schools Administration Building located at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey
    • February 9, 2022 at the JP Schools Administration Building located at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey
    • April 4, 2022 at the Paul Emenes Building located at 822 S. Clearview Pkwy. in Harahan


2020-21 Teacher Council Members

  • Stephanie Durant

    Stephanie Durant
    Chateau Estates Elementary

    Chiquita Jones

    Chiquita Jones
    Marrero Middle

    Brittany Orr

    Brittany Orr
    Patrick Taylor Academy

    Tara Reese

    Tara Reese
    Truman Elementary

    Joshua Russell

    Joshua Russell
    Thomas Jefferson Academy

    Rosalyn Spencer

    Rosalyn Spencer
    Gretna Middle 

    Karl Williams

    Karl Williams
    East Jefferson High

  • Raynetta Frazier

    Raynetta Frazier
    Cuillier Career Center

    Moya McNaulty

    Moya McNaulty
    T.H. Harris Middle

    Esther Perez-Zemmels

    Esther Perez-Zemmels
    Tom Benson Elementary

    Miriam Rosa-Gomez

    Miriam Rosa-Gomez
    J.C. Ellis Elementary

    Kimberly Rutherford

    Kimberly Rutherford
    Paul J. Solis Elementary

    My-Hue Tran

    My-Hue Tran
    B.A. St. Ville Elementary

    Emma Wilson

    Emma Wilson
    Adams Middle 

  • Lyndsey Jackson

    Lyndsey Jackson
    Ellender Elementary

    Vivian Valdez-Miller

    Vivian Valdez-Miller
    Grace King High 

    Emily Poche

    Emily Poche
    Riviere Elementary

    Gavin Rudolph

    Gavin Rudolph
    Young Audiences Charter School

    Watiki Sauerwin

    Watiki Sauerwin
    Mildred Harris Elementary

    Christopher Trubiani

    Christopher Trubiani
    Greenlawn Terrace Elementary

    Jennifer Wilson

    Jennifer Wilson
    John Ehret High


Past Superintendent's Teacher Councils

  • 2021-22 Teacher Council

  • 2020-21 Teacher Council

  • 2019-20 Teacher Council

  • 2018-19 Teacher Council