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LEF Awards 2010 - 2011 Grants
May 24, 2010
The Lafourche Education Foundation approved the awarding of over $36,000.00 in grants to schools and teachers for the 2010 - 2011 school year. Grants were evaluated by a team of retirees and community leaders, then, the list was presented to the Board of Directors for approval. » Read Article

LEF Salutes a Teacher's Dreams Brunch
April 18, 2010
Envie Restaurant in Thibodaux was the site of the brunch held to honor Lafourche Parish's top teachers. Each of the 2011 Teachers of the Year were recognized, presented with monetary awards, gifts and a bag during the "LEF Salutes a Teacher's Dreams Brunch". » Read Article

Teachers of the Year Tour World War II Museum
February 27, 2010
2010 Teachers of the Year representing Lafourche Parish Schools traveled via motor coach to New Orleans to tour the National WW II Museum. After touring the Muesum the group walked to the Victory Theater to view the movie "Beyond All Boundaries" narrated by Tom Hanks. » Read Article

Seventh Annual Gala
January 20, 2010
The fundraising event sponsored by the Lafourche Education Foundation, an annual Gala, was held on the campus of Nicholls State University. The event included a cocktail reception, speaker and silent auction. Sarah Usdin, CEO of New Schools for New Orleans was the guest speaker. » Read Article

Teacher Perfect Attendance Recognized
December 9, 2009
Thirty one teachers who were in their classrooms every day of school during the 2008-2009 school term were recognized by the Lafourche Education Foundation for their dedication to the profession and to the children in the classroom. » Read Article

Strategic Planning Workshop Held
October 20, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Lafourche Education Foundation participated in a Strategic Planning Workshop led by Sarah Whiting, Assessment Coordinator for the College of Education at Nicholls State University. » Read Article

LEF Recognizes Teachers of the Year
August 9, 2009
Twenty eight teachers selected by their respective schools as "2010 Teachers of the Year" were recognized by the Lafourche Education Foundation at a Western Hoe Down in the Cotillion Ballroom on the Nicholls campus. The event, sponsored by Whitney Bank and the Daily Comet & Houma Courier provides an opportunity to show appreciation to outstanding educators. » Read Article

LEF Board Changes Foundation Calendar
July 21, 2009
During the July 2009 Annual meeting of the LEF Board of Directors, a decision was made to revise the LEF calendar to coincide with the fiscal year. This change will strengthen the work of committees and change the months during which major events are held. » Read Article

Sixth Annual Gala
April 30, 2009
Approximately 120 supporters attended the Lafourche Education Foundation's sixth Annual Gala held in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Donald Bollinger Memorial Student Union. Attendees enjoyed live music, a steak dinner, guest speaker and participated in a silent auction. » Read Article

Teacher of the Year Trip
March 7, 2009
The twenty seven teachers recognized as Teachers of the Year for Lafourche Parish for 2009 were treated to a day in New Orleans where they received a VIP tour of the World War II Museum and the Ogden Museum of Art. Teachers were treated to lunch at a fine New Orleans restaurant. » Read Article

Teacher of the Year Brunch
August 17, 2008
The Lafourche Education Foundation celebrated the 27 winners of the 2009 Teacher of the Year awards at the fifth annual LEF Teacher of the Year Brunch in a Mexican themed style. The event was sponsored by Whitney Bank and media sponsor the Daily Comet. The three overall 2009 Teachers of the Year include:
Claudette LeBlanc, Larose Lower Elementary
Franky LeBlanc, West Thibodaux Middle
Susan Mayet, South Lafourche High School
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LEF Moves Into Office at NSU
August 6, 2008
Dr. Stephen Hulbert, President and Dr. Deborah Bordelon, Dean of the College of Education have agreed to house the Lafourche Education Foundation in the College of Education on the Nicholls State University campus.  The LEF office is now located in Room 138 of Polk Hall. » Read Article

Foundation Recognizes 25 Teachers with Perfect Attendance
June 23, 2008
Twenty-five Lafourche Parish Teachers who achieved perfect attendance during the 2007-2008 school year were recognized by the Lafourche Education Foundation. Academic success is directly influenced by the regular classroom teacher's presence in the classroom. To show appreciation for dedication to their students, LEF presented each teacher with a gift. » Read Article

2008-2009 Grants Awarded
May 28, 2008
LEF awarded approximately $22,000.00 in Paul Ruth Teacher Grants and School-Wide grants during the 2008-2009 school term. One Special Project was funded during the year. Grant monies are used to enhance the learning environment in the classroom and assist schools in conducting school-wide projects. » Read Article

Foundation Recognizes 2007 Teachers of the Year
August 2007
The Lafourche Education Foundation honored 31 parish teachers for their exemplary work in educating and inspiring students of all ages at the organizations' Teacher of the Year Banquet August 19 at Nicholls State University. Three overall 2007 Teacher of the Year winners were also announced.
They include:
Jennifer Russell, St. Charles Elementary School
Lisa Cheramie, Lockport Middle School
Monique Aucoin, South Lafourche High School
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LEF Applauds 35 Teachers with Perfect Attendance
August 20, 2007
Students do their best in school when their teachers are present in the classroom on a daily basis, providing a consistent learning environment. The Lafourche Education Foundation says "Thank You!" to the 35 Lafourche Parish teachers who achieved perfect attendance during the 2006-07 school year. Your choice to be at work every day demonstrates your commitment to each and every student in your care. » Read Article

"Saturday Academy" Coaching Principals in the Principles of School Management
March 20, 2007
In an effort to empower principals, assistant principals, and supervisors of the Lafourche Parish School System with management and leadership skills, the Lafourche Education Foundation (LEF) has offered two "Saturday Academies" for administrative employees. » Read Article

2006 Grants Reward Innovation in Education
March 20, 2007
Lafourche Education Foundation (LEF) Awarded nearly $12,000 in grants to Lafourche Parish Educators in 2006. LEF is committed to awarding approximately $35,000 in grants in 2007, including a minimum of $10,000 in student impact mini-grants and school impact grants in the amount of $5,000 each. » Read Article

LEF Honors 2006 Teachers of the Year
August 27, 2006

The Lafourche Education Foundation recognized the school system's outstanding educators on August 27, 2006 during its annual Teacher of the Year Banquet at Nicholls State University's Bollinger Ballroom. Whitney Bank was a proud sponsor of the event.
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Local High School Program To Receive $5,000 Chase Grant
September 28, 2006

The Lafourche Education Foundation will be awarding Lafourche Parish Schools a grant of $5,000 from J.P. Morgan/Chase. Chase contributes $10,000 per year to LEF, $5,000 of which is to be directed to a specific innovative school program.
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2006 LEF Gala Raises Over $75,000
July 19, 2006

Over 300 supporters of the Lafourche Education Foundation and local public education turned out for the organization's third annual Gala on April 20, raising over $75,000 for LEF programs that benefit local schools and teachers.
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Outstanding Educators to Be Honored at 2006 Teacher-of-the-Year Banquet
July 19, 2006

WWL-TV personality Frank Davis and wife Mary Clare will be the guest hosts of the third annual Lafourche Education Foundation (LEF) Teacher-of-the-Year Banquet scheduled for Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 am in the ballroom of the Nicholls State University Donald G. Bollinger Student Union. Congressman Charlie Melancon will be a featured speaker and Whitney Bank is the proud sponsor of the event.
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LEF Hosts 2005 Teacher of the Year Nominees for Day in New Orleans
February 27, 2006

Nineteen Lafourche Parish 2005 Teacher of the Year nominees and their guests were treated to a day in New Orleans on Friday, February 24, 2006 by the Lafourche Education Foundation.
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Oh, What a Night!
LEF Gala Scheduled for April 20 at Nicholls State University

February 27, 2006

Mark your calendars for the Third Annual Lafourche Education Foundation Gala, scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2006 in the Donald G. Bollinger Auditorium at Nicholls State University.
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LEF Honors 2005 Lafourche Parish Teachers of the Year
January 23, 2006

The Lafourche Education Foundation recognized outstanding educators on January 22, 2006 during its annual Teacher of the Year Banquet at Nicholls State University's Bollinger Ballroom.
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