La'Tonya

La'Tonya

Southeastern Louisiana University

La’Tonya’s decision to participate in the student scholar program was inspired by Dr. Hebert, Mrs. Candice London-Miller, and Mrs. Elam and that, “These ladies not only inspire me, they pushed me to see the good that I do when I work with the children and families that I engage on a day to day basis.”

La’Tonya claims the decision to continue school while working and raising a family was a tough decision, however, it has been rewarding, not only to her but the children whom she serves. The greatest reward for La’Tonya is having the responsibility of counseling students and parents regarding student behavior, creating intervention plans for students who need additional social and emotional support, supporting teachers by holding students accountable for their decisions, and mentoring students on the effects of their everyday choices.