Louisiana State Teacher of the Year, 2008
Laurie Carlton is an educator whose love for teaching high school students has transformed into a love for working with teachers. She is an English teacher who has worked with high school students for 15 years, and served as the 2008 Louisiana Teacher of the Year. Since that time, she has served as the Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator for Plaquemines Parish Schools.
She is passionate about delivering professional development on student centered classrooms that promotes positive learning experiences through class discussions, deep questioning, and reflective practices. Ms. Carlton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary English Education, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. She is a National Board Certified Teacher who continues this work through teacher development at the district and state level.
She has done extensive work with the Louisiana Department of Education in the development of Teacher Leader programs, Teacher and Principal of the Year programs, Curriculum Design, Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, and Standards Review. Her first love, however, is working closely with teachers to develop their craft through purposeful planning and dynamic lessons to foster rich learning environments.
Member of NNSTOY
We are a network of State Teachers of the Year and Finalists who use our teacher leadership to ensure that every student receives an outstanding education. We do this through our focus on practice, policy and advocacy.We Believe...
- Every student has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of background, race, gender, disability or socio-economic status.
- To achieve educational excellence for all students, we must transform and support the teaching profession.
- It is imperative that we involve our nation’s expert teachers in conversations about improving education.
- Teacher leaders will transform the teaching profession and create, implement and sustain systems to solve our toughest educational challenges.
- We must prepare our country’s future workforce to be competitive in a global economy and participate in a diverse, democratic country.
- Educators must partner with families and communities on behalf of our nation’s children.
Videos of Practice
with Laurie Carlton
Helping students understand what they need from a text to be successful in writing.
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12