Teachers of the Year

Hynes 2019 Teachers of the Year

                                                                                 

Alexis Martin, 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year

 

Alexis Martin has been a proud member of the Edward Hynes Charter School staff for almost 10 years. She graduated in 2009 from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. From there, Ms. Martin graduated again from the University of New Orleans in 2012 with a Masters in Mild/Moderate Special Education with an add-on certification in Gifted Education. She currently teaches 2nd through 5th-grade students gifted resource and English Language Arts to kindergarten students in the French Immersion class. Currently, Ms. Martin serves on the Leading for Success Team as the facilitator of the Climate Committee, assists the Special Education chairperson by spearheading Gifted/Talented program, and works tirelessly making sure all of her students feel like they can succeed.

                                                                                 

Lydia Austin, 2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year

 

Lydia Austin has been a Hynes teacher for 12 years and is currently in her 14th year of teaching. Ms. Austin has taught grades 1 through 12 in English Language Arts. Most of her teaching experience has involved teaching middle school. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree at the University of Kentucky where she majored in English with a Focus in Creative Writing and a Minor in Theater. Ms. Austin earned her Master of Secondary Education degree at Loyola University New Orleans. At Hynes, she has served on the Data Committee, the Attendance Committee, and the Communications Committee.

 


Hynes Teachers of the Year

 

2018
  • Jordin Brown, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Nicole Samuels, Middle School Teacher of the Year
2017
  • Brittany Smith, Elementary Teacher of the Year, Louisiana Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist
  • Margo Johnson, Middle School Teacher of the Year
2016
  • Benoit Forner, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Laura Jonau, Middle School Teacher of the Year, Orleans Parish District Teacher of the Year
2015
  • Anne Kramer, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Myra Schleismann, Middle School Teacher of the Year
2014
  • Mary Batson, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Dr. Thomas Wright, Middle School Teacher of the Year
 2013 -2012
  • Rebecca Brown, Elementary Teacher of the Year, Orleans Parish District Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Sandy Rockwell, Middle School Teacher of the Year, Orleans Parish District Middle School Teacher of the Year, Louisiana Teacher of the Year Finalist
2011
  • Vinh Tran, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Michele Jones, Middle School Teacher of the Year, Orleans Parish District Middle School Teacher of the Year
2010
  • Jeannine Gonzales, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Ana Riehlmann, Middle School Teacher of the Year
2009
  • Sandra Roach, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Wendy Demers, Middle School Teacher of the Year, Louisiana Middle School Teacher of the Year
2008
  • Hope Loughran, Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Margo Johnson, Middle School Teacher of the Year

 

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