Courtney Sideboard- West Jefferson High School's 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Courtney Sideboard is West Jefferson High School’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Courtney has been an educator at West Jefferson High School since August of 2008. Once a student of West Jefferson High School, Sideboard says that she had many “positive and influential encounters, and wanted to “bring those positive and influential moments to students" of her own.
Mrs. Sideboard graduated Salutatorian of West Jefferson High School in 2004 and graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2008. She refers to teaching Algebra I at West Jefferson High School as her “dream job”.
She understands the importance of educating students for lifelong learning. She says, “My students have become my children, and they are forever my children even after they graduate. They motivate me to be better and do better in and out of the classroom. As an educator, it’s my duty to make sure all things are possible for my students so they can be more successful than the past generations and become productive citizens in their community, especially for those who have always doubted themselves. We’re in this together. Together we are stronger. BUC Pride is my why.”
It is with Buc Pride that the faculty, staff and students of West Jefferson High School congratulate Mrs. Courntey Sideboard, West Jefferson High School’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.