Hi and welcome to my class WIKI! I am currently teaching 4th grade ELA/ Social Studies at Belle Chasse Primary. This is my 14th year teaching. I enjoy teaching children and my greatest satisfaction is seeing students succeed and watching them develop a passion for reading and learning.

I have a wonderful and supportive family, who all live very close, so I feel very fortunate. I am married and have four sons. Patrick is ten years old, my twin boys are nine, and Jack is 3. We also have two family pets, a black cat named Luna and a dog named Norie.

I graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (1-8th) and then attended Southeastern Louisiana University where I received my ELL certification as well as my masters in Leadership and Technology.

Integrating technology within lessons is one of my passions. Technology integration is shown to deepen the understanding and learning process. In my classroom, students will participate in Mystery Skypes, compete in Kahoot quizzes, post responses and complete assignments on Google Classroom.

My interests outside of school are spending time with my family, traveling, and reading.

More about me and some of my favorites:

Color- red
Food- Mexican
Fruit- watermelon
Drink- cherry coke from Sonic
Animal- Dog
Sports to Watch- Football---- Goooo Saints!!
School Subject to Teach- ELA
Hobby: Blogging, Reading and Shopping
What’s Most Important to Me- My Family!

Thanks for taking the time to find out a little about me.
I am looking forward to working with your child this upcoming school year!
Mrs. Shepherd

“Good Teachers do not just happen they are the product of the highest personal motivation.” --- Dwight Eisenhower