NSU recognizes alumna, La. Teacher of the Year

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Kimberly Eckert, an English teacher at Brusly High School and Louisiana’s Teacher of the Year, was honored by her alma mater, Northwestern State University, during the Nov. 4 home football game. Eckert earned a bachelor of social work degree from Northwestern State, completed her teacher preparation program through LRCE and earned a master’s degree in special education at NSU. She is currently two courses short of a second master’s in curriculum and instruction with a reading focus from NSU. Eckert has been teaching in West Baton Rouge Parish for nine years. In addition to teaching English I, she has also served as a special education inclusion teacher, a reading interventionist, speech teacher, mentor and master teacher as well as an instructional coach. From left are Dr. Kimberly McAlister, head of NSU’s Department of Teaching, Leadership and Counseling; Eckert and NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio, who presented the honoree with an Nth Degree, an award that recognizes remarkable service and/or achievement by alumni or friends of the university.