The Chevron/Saints Teachers of the Week from St. Charles Parish were recognized at the Saints home game versus the Giants last Monday night for their outstanding commitment to the development and education of the students at their respective schools.
This week's honor was awarded to a LaPlace sister and brother duo, Mrs. Leigh Baltazar and Mr. William "Bill" Plasse.
Leigh Baltazar teaches Gifted Language Arts to 7th and 8th grade students at Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan. She was selected as her school's and region's Teacher of the Year and was a statewide finalist for the same honor representing St. Charles Parish. Having earned a Bachelor and Master of Arts in History from the University of New Orleans along with several other teaching certifications, one of Leigh's latest endeavors includes sponsoring the Future Problem Solvers of America at her school.
William "Bill" Plasse earned a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English along with a Certification in Secondary English from the University of New Orleans, and currently teaches at Destrehan High School. He serves as the School Improvement Team Chair and was recently selected as the St. Charles Parish's High School Teacher of the Year. Additionally, Bill is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the St. Charles Parish Reading Council, and the Louisiana Reading Association.
Congratulations again to Leigh Baltazar and William "Bill" Plasse, Chevron/Saints Teachers of the Week!