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Jeanique Angelain, Americorps Intern

Ms. Jeanique holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans and is currently working towards her Master's Degree.  In her spare time she enjoys attending her children's sports games, spending time with family, and reading.  She is passionate about helping students develop the skills they need to be successful.

Trisha Botello, Therapist
"Some problems feel too big to handle, and we are here to support you through those challenges!"
Ms. Trish comes to us straight from the bayou, as she was raised in Cajun country. She has been working in counseling and creative arts therapy for over fifteen years and is a certified LPC, MT-BC. She joined the NET through a partnership with Communities In Schools. Ms. Trish has worked many jobs before the NET, including being a music therapist at a hospital for teens, and a counselor for people struggling with addiction. She works hard to teach the students of the NET to be real and honest with themselves. If a student is going through problems that feel too big to handle, Ms. Trish is dedicated to supporting them through those challenges. She loves to bake and make healthy food and loves the sunshine. She also plays the piano and sings, and prides herself on her Norah Jones impersonation. Ms. Trish especially loves to dabble in different crafts with her daughter, whom she considers to be her world.
Biography by NET alum Renni
Cortland Henry, Dean of Students

Mr. Cortland holds a BS from Mississippi Vally State University and in his spare time is a professional football player with the Louisiana Lightning.  He enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with students and help them reach their goals.

Benjamin Lamport, English and Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Ben grew up in Colorado and moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University.  He loves sharing his interest in English and History and enjoys supporting his students in becoming their best selves.

Mindy McConnell, Special Education Coordinator

Ms. Mindy is a passionate special education leader who is committed to ensuring that all students with exceptionalities receive a high quality and individualized education. When she is not geeking out on reading laws and policies, Ms. Mindy can be found on a fun adventure with her son or planning her fantasy football line-up. She is a native New Orleanian and alumna of Northwestern State University and Thomas Cooley Law School.  Ms. Mindy is honored to be a founding member of the Bridge Middle School and looks forward to providing a safe, caring, and meaningful educational experience for our students.

Shannon Mott, Classroom Counselor

Ms. Shannon is a licensed social worker and has experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis working with individuals on the autism spectrum.  She is born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, but considers Memphis, TN her second home.  Her son attends The NET: Central City and she is a firm believer in EQA's values.

Molena Warner, Americorps Intern

Ms. Molena is excited to work at The Bridge through the Americorps program.

  • Believe in each and every student
  • Achieve meaningful results with each student
  • Take personal responsibility for professional, school and student growth
  • Continually grow through constant reflection and feedback
  • Are passionate about and skilled in their subject, their craft and the mission
  • Work collaboratively to design innovative and effective solutions