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2012-2013 HIGHLIGHTS

2013 MMS AND TERREBONNE PARISH TEACHER OF THE YEAR - TAMARA MELANCON

 

PUBLISH IN FOCUS MAGAZINE: DECEMBER 2014

Tamara Melancon is an 8th grade teacher at Montegut Middle School. She is the Team Leader and Department Reading Head at Montegut Middle School. Tamara has served on the state and local Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, which met to discuss changes in the state’s curriculum. She was chosen as a Teacher Leader and attended the State’s PARCC training. She wrote the 8th grade ELA curriculum for Terrebonne Parish which included lesson plans and common assessments used by all 8th grade teachers in the district. In 2013, Tamara was chosen as Montegut Middle School’s Teacher of the Year and went on to be named Terrebonne Parish School District’s Middle School Teacher of the Year. While coaching Terrebonne Parish Recreation softball teams, Tamara was selected to help coach the all-star team. She has been the head coach of young girls’ recreational soccer and softball teams. She also was the manager of a young girls’ academy soccer team. Tamara volunteered at her church to teach a 3rd grade religion class. “I feel that education is the most vital component for a community to survive and prosper,” Tamara said. “I would like to be remembered by the children that I’ve taught and coached and their parents,” she continued, “as someone who made a difference in their lives and gave them the desire to strive to be a successful element of Terrebonne Parish.”