Municipality you currently live in
How long have you been on the Board of Directors?
I am currently on my second year as an Acadia Parish Chamber Board Member.
Who is your employer and title? What are your responsibilities/duties?
Morse Elementary, Principal
Set data driven goals with a vision for achievement
Facilitate teamwork between groups of teachers
Provide opportunities for professional development to teachers
Observe teachers and provide feedback on instruction
Use school-community resources to enhance the quality of school programs
Provide an atmosphere that promotes creativity and initiative
Involve the school in the community while keeping the school community informed
Celebrate school successes within the school community and surrounding community
What inspired you to be involved with the Acadia Chamber?
Acadia Parish is an amazing place to live and our public schools are learning institutions that our citizens can be proud of. To be able to network with business owners and share the programs and activities within our school system that will one day affect the workers they hire is extremely valuable. Through the Acadia Parish Chamber I know that I have a voice in addressing issues that may arise with education, as well as, new regulations, fees, taxes, costs, or assessments applicable to the businesses of our parish allowing me some influence in the direction my parish will take as we enter a time where old ways and new innovations must collide for the betterment of Acadia Parish.
What is the most rewarding thing you have taken from the experience?
The ability to work with so many inspiring minds that are focused on growing business in Acadia Parish.
What is one thing about the APCC that you think most people don’t know?
The knowledge the staff has on business loans and financing.
What excites you about the future of APCC and/or Acadia Parish community?
The growth throughout the parish!
What has been the most valuable aspect of your APCC membership?
Networking with businesses has helped me solve many problems within my school. There are so many business owners willing to support public schools if they hear of a need.
What do you like to do when you’re not working or have free time?
I love to watch my boys, Tripp and Matthew, play football and baseball.
Relax on the beach.
What is your favorite thing to do in Acadia Parish?
Visit different restaurants. Drive through farmland during sunrise.
Tell us an interesting fact about you.
I served as Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Church for 2 years.
Words/quote/book you live by?
“We must choose to trust God today believing all things are being used for His glory and our good.” ~Tony Tice