St. Tammany paraprofessional Karen Hernandez received a Louisiana Federation of Teachers PSRP Scholarship at the Federation's annual Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference, held on February 3, 2018 at the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Hernandez is a paraprofessional at Chahta Ima Elementary school in Slidell. The $500 scholarship is awarded to school employees who are working to become certified teachers.
The annual PSRP Conference recognizes the contributions of school support staff. It includes professional development workshops, briefings on important legislative and educational issues, and awards to honor the achievements of members. This year’s conference was held in conjunction with the Federation’s legislative issues meeting, featuring an address by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
From left in the photo are LFT/PSRP Chair Laura Harper, St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees President Debbie Green, Karen Hernandez and LFT President Larry Carter.