ESJH teacher named LACUE State High School Teacher of the Year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014

East St. John High School teacher Yong Suk Lowery has been chosen from among educators across the state as the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators’ 2013 State High School Teacher of the Year.

LACUE is a professional nonprofit organization, which recognizes and promotes the use of computers in education. Each year, the organization recognizes educators who have effectively integrated the use

of computers into

the educational process.

Lowery is the head of the mathematics department at East St. John High School, where she teaches pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus and AP calculus. This is her 16th year teaching mathematics.

Lowery is credited with implementing a dual enrollment program at East St. John High School using MathXL, an online homework, tutorial and assessment program. Her pre-calculus dual enrollment class has consistently been among the top average classes for the program, which East St. John High School began using in August.

Lowery credited her students with helping her win the award.

“I am a classroom teacher,” Lowery said. “I cannot be a positive teacher without having wonderful students.”

In addition to the LACUE honor, Lowery has also been named a teacher who has “Made a Difference” by Nicholls State University. Teachers selected for the honor are nominated by former students who are now attending the university.