The impact of dedicated teachers and mentors cannot be overstated. At Woodlawn High, the Mentoring Matters program stands as a testament to the value of support and guidance for first and second-year educators. This year, the program has seen remarkable success, with notable achievements from both new teachers and seasoned mentors.

One standout figure among the first-year teachers is Mrs. LaGrange, whose passion and proficiency in Media Arts have left an indelible mark on Woodlawn High. Her innovative approaches have not only enriched classroom experiences but have also influenced the aesthetic fabric of the school itself. It comes as no surprise that Mrs. LaGrange was rightfully recognized as the East Baton Rouge Parish New Teacher of the Year. Her dedication and impact are emblematic of the excellence that Woodlawn High School strives to foster.

Equally deserving of acknowledgment is Mr. Lopez, who received a Certificate of Recognition for his commendable performance as a new teacher. His commitment to his students and his craft is praiseworthy, and his recognition is a testament to his hard work and dedication.

Mr. Lopez and Ms. LaGrange are all smiles as they show off their prestigious awards.

Behind every successful teacher stands a supportive mentor, and WHS is fortunate to have such exemplary figures in Mrs. Singletary and Mrs. Governale. Their guidance and mentorship have been instrumental in shaping the next generation of educators. Their receipt of the Certificate of Recognition for Mentor of the Year is a well-deserved honor, reflecting their tireless efforts in nurturing and empowering their mentees.

As we celebrate these achievements, we also look ahead with anticipation to the future endeavors of Mrs. LaGrange, Mr. Lopez, Mrs. Singletary, Mrs. Governale, and all educators at WHS. Their collective contributions form the foundation of excellence upon which the school community thrives.