I was born in Minnesota and raised in Louisiana. My mom is a retired teacher and I always wanted to follow in her footsteps. Now that I am, I love the time I spend in the classrooms helping the kiddos' minds grow!
Contact Me: email@example.com
Favorite store: Target, Amazon, Rouse's, Trader Joe's
Favorite Gift Cards: Any of the favorite stores and restaurants
Favorite restaurant: Izzo's, Pho Cafe, Serop's, J. Alexander's
Favorite color: Every shade of purple or green!
Favorite snack: Cheese, dried mango, mixed nuts, jerky, pink lady apples
Favorite beverage: Tea, water (tap, flavored, carbonated)
Favorite flower/plant: Peace lily, Fiddle leaf fig, Orchid
Hobbies: Cuddling with my little one, reading, yoga, beach-going, eating, movie-watching, disc golf, friend/family time
Too Much: Everything - but I'll take more!
Help from Parents: Planning field trips
FLAIM Love: The community, the hard-working students, the caring, hard-working families, and the new bonds that form each year among staff, students, and families.
I am from Wuhan, Hubei, China. A teacher affects eternity, she can never know where her influence stops.
Contact Me: YLui@ebrschools.org
Favorite Store: Target, Hobby Lobby, Costco
Favorite Gift Card: Target, Hobby Lobby
Favorite Restaurant: Zone
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Snack: Fruit, Nuts, Chocolate
Favorite Beverage: Flower water, Green tea
Favorite Flowers/Plants: Any beautiful living things
Hobbies: Listening Classical Music and Gardening
Too Many: Lotions
Parent Help: Copies, In the classroom, Special projects, Planning field trips, School Supplies, Class Parties, Out of school (tours of the area, dinner, etc)
FLAIM Love: One world, One family
Contact Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite Stores: Target, Walmart, Whole Foods
Favorite Gift Cards: Visa, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Target
Favorite Restaurants: Zoes, Las Palmas, Rotolos, Canes
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Snack: Soy/wasabi Almonds
Favorite Beverage: Diet Dr. Pepper
Favorite Flower/Plant: Lilies
Too Many: Mugs
Parent Help: Copies & School Supplies
FLAIM Love: Everything (teachers, administration, children and PTO)
I am originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador but was living in Italy before my parents moved my brothers and I to Baton Rouge. We left Ecuador for Italy because the economic/political situation in Ecuador was deteriorating during the late 90s. We moved to Italy because my father's family is originally from the Genoa area. From there my parents were able to obtain a greencard to move to the U.S. My brothers and I were educated in an English immersion school. We were raised bilingual (Spanish-English) from early childhood. Italian is the third language I learned and that I am fluent/literate in. I became a teacher because I have traveled and lived throughout America and Europe. I have seen and felt racism and exclusion for being a foreigner and culturally misunderstood. Also, I have experienced the benefits of being fluent in foreign languages. So, I set my personal goal to advocate for social justice and equality regardless of a person's background. In order to accomplish my goal I knew I had to start by educating our future leaders to be accepting and embracing of what's different around the world. I like to share my life experiences as a testimony that being different is great and we should all be open to learn from other cultures.
Contact Me: email@example.com
Favorite Store: Target, Amazon, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's
Favorite Gift Card: Amazon & Target
Favorite Restaurant: Mexican, Sushi, and Thai Food
Favorite Color: Electric Blue and Green
Favorite Snack: Trail Mix, veggies & hummus, fruit, protein bars
Favorite Drink: Coconut water, La Croix, San Pellegrino or Perrier water
Favorite Plant/Flower: Roses, Orchids, Tulips, Cactus
(love little spice plants--> cilantro & basil)
Hobbies: Hiking, Exercising, Dancing, being outdoors, music festivals, traveling
Too Many: Pencils!!
Parent Love: Planning field trips, Class Parties
FLAIM Love: I love my job at FLAIM because I get to do what I always envisioned myself doing. Teaching others about my native country and in my native language. I love the support I receive from administration, colleagues, and the parents. The students are so bright and sweet, I truly enjoy them. Finally, I love that I never dread coming into work and it's always rewarding to watch my students grow and become more fluent in a foreign language.