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St. John Public School educators chosen state advisors

RESERVE — Four educators from the St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District have been chosen as Teacher Leader Advisors for the state of Louisiana.

Jenna Chiasson, Melissa Gayden-Watson, Natalie Klibert and Ashley Panepinto will join Teacher Leaders from throughout the state in creating tools and facilitating professional development for fellow Louisiana educators.

Teacher Leader Advisors create instructional and assessment resources, such as the ELA Guidebooks and EAGLE items, participate in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Instructional Materials Review process and lead sessions at Teacher Leader Collaboration Events and the annual Teacher Leader Summit.

“This is my second year being chosen as a Teacher Leader Advisor, and it means so much to be a part of the incredible resources that LDOE is producing for our teachers to use,” Chiasson said.

“I’ve been able to bring feedback from our SJBP teachers into my work on the ELA Guidebooks 2.0, created by Teacher Leader Advisors. These guidebooks are receiving national recognition as an English curriculum that raises the rigor of classroom instruction in a way that really impacts student achievement.”

To be selected, applicants had to complete different instructional tasks for the subject area in which they applied.

Chiasson is a Teacher Leader Advisor in English language arts, Klibert is an advisor in social studies and Gayden-Watson and Panepinto are advisors in pre-kindergarten.

“To become an ELA Teacher Leader Advisor, I had to generate questions and student exemplars for texts as well as designate in which grade level certain select texts should be read using both qualitative and quantitative measurements,” Chiasson said.