Ms. Maia is Schneckenburger’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. She has a Bachelor’s degree from LSU and received her Master’s in Education from Texas State University. Ms. Maia is certified to teach Pre-K through 3rd grade. She met her husband while attending Texas State. They lived in Texas and then Virginia before returning to her home state of Louisiana. In 2009, Ms. Maia, began teaching first grade in Jefferson Parish. She has been teaching kindergarten at Schneckenburger since 2011. This school year she is co-leader of the PBIS program, helps with Title 1 and is on the leadership team. In her spare time, Ms. Maia enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have an 8 year old daughter, Lilian. Together they enjoy watching movies, eating out, and traveling.