Melissa Bagneris

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Kenner, Louisiana

Melissa Bagneris is a kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary STEM School in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana where she is an active member of the school-wide positive behavior initiative system. She has been a participant teacher, as well as a lead teacher, in both the TAP and KAP summer readiness programs, and previously served as a remediation teacher for kindergarten through second grade at Ossun Elementary in Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned her bachelor’s degree and state certification in early childhood education from the University of Louisiana.

Melissa was voted 2020 Teacher of the Year at Washington Elementary STEM School, where she will begin her 12th academic year in August.

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Posted July 9, 2019

Six Ways Parents Can Help Kids Learn Over the Summer Break

Summer is not just a two-month countdown to sending the kids back to school. You only get 18 summers total…

By Melissa Bagneris

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Posted July 1, 2019
Black woman sitting outside in the sun.

Six Things Every Teacher Should Make Time for This Summer

Summer has begun and another academic year has officially ended…or as we exhausted educators like to say, “Tag parents! You’re…

By Melissa Bagneris

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Posted July 2, 2020

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“Independence Day” is upon us. But Black fam’, before we get geeked to partake in such traditions as backyard barbecues and celebratory fireworks commemorating a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 2, 2020

Seriously, Betsy? The Civil Rights Act

On Friday U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement celebrating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1957 by a Republican-controlled…

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Posted June 29, 2020

If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids

The latest episodes of police murdering Black people have my chest burning like a building set ablaze. My heart is hot, my stomach churns. My…

By Nahliah Webber

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