November 7, 2018

"Meet the Staff": Emily LeBeau

What’s a quote that motivates you throughout the day?There are two: "Education is not the filing of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." A quote W.B. Yeats. "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education." A quote from Martin Luther King Jr.What’s your most memorable NSBR moment?Meeting the team for the first time!What are your favorite go-to locations to recharge and gain inspiration/motivation?Schools, anywhere outdoors, or coffee with teachers, parents, or leaders.What is the funniest joke you’ve heard recently? "Hey mom! It's time to get up!" … said my 3 year-old at 2 a.m. last night. What’s some insider knowledge that only people in your line of work have? Teachers are the hardest-working, most compassionate, and committed individuals I have ever met. What’s about to get much better?Once my youngest is potty trained? My life. :)Who would play you in a movie of your life?Adele.What sets NSBR apart?The people.What bit of trivia do you know that is very interesting but also very useless?Topic: Dry-Fly Fly Fishing. Fact: King Louis XIV banned pineapples in France after biting into one that was unpeeled. What really needs to be modernized?The way we think about - and approach - talent management in education. What topic could you spend hours talking about?With kids or adults? Kids and I can talk endlessly about Minecraft, zombies, and nature. With adults: Movies, potty training tips, cooking, all things outdoors, science, education, professional development … With my husband: how awesome sleep is. What do you do to make the world a better place?My husband and I are trying to raise two boys to be empathetic, kind, and brave. What’s your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?The people!What’s the best lesson you’ve learned from a work of fiction?People are good at heart; they're doing the best they can with what they have.[caption id="attachment_2158" align="alignleft" width="200"]

Emily LeBeau, New Schools for Baton Rouge[/caption]

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