Chevron and the Saints honored two teachers, Amanda Warren and Lynn Foy as the Chevron Teachers of the Week at the Nov. 11 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
"I think it's really great that Chevron and the Saints are honoring local teachers. It's a great profession that needs more recognition so I appreciate them having us here today," Warren said.
Warren, a Madisonville native, is an all-inclusive educator at Lake Harbor Middle School in Mandeville, teaching all subjects to her fourth grade students. Warren was awarded three distinct honors this year, having been selected as the Teacher of the Year at her school, in St. Tammany Parish and the State of Louisiana.
"I've always known I've wanted to be a teacher," the 10th-year teacher said. "I'm from a family of educators, so it's in my blood."
Foy teaches at Marion Abramson School in her hometown of New Orleans, serving as the all-inclusive educator for first-grade students. Foy is a three-time winner of the Milken Educator Award, celebrating her excellence as a teacher.
"I'm really grateful to the Saints and Chevron for recognizing teachers at all the home games," Foy said. "This was a total surprise and I really appreciate being here."
In her 18th year of teaching, Foy said she still feels passionate about her career path.
"I used to volunteer as a teenager and the teacher that I worked with called her students 'dummies,'" she said. "I was in complete shock that she would call them that. I worked with them as a mentor and I felt like I had a passion for it and was able to make a difference in the few weeks I was there. I thought that it was my calling. I love to teach the underdogs and watch them have success."