Mr. Torrence Williams and Mrs. Janet Lathrop took home big awards last night from the 10th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Awards Gala Celebration. Mr. Torrence William, currently the network facilitator and Instructional Coach at Bains Elementary, was presented the award for Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year. Mr. Williams has taught at West Feliciana High School for the past six years where he has taught world geography and law studies.
The H. Norman Saurage III Service Award was presented last night in recognition of extraordinary dedication to the teaching profession, commitment to students, and outstanding public service in the community. Mrs. Janet Lathrop, librarian for the past 16 years at West Feliciana Middle School, was the first ever recipient of this award. Mrs. Lathrop gives of her time through her work with the Reading Council, the Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association and Club READ.