Ms. Geneisha grew up surrounded by the unique sights and sounds of the Big Easy. Prior to the pandemic, she worked for three years as a mentor in a Baton Rouge boarding school. Being a mentor is one of her most rewarding experiences. Geneisha looks forward continuing her work in education as she begins her second year as an ELA teacher.
Booker T. Washington stated, "Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way"; My statement is "When life throws you lemons, there is always an opportunity to CREATE pink lemonade.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" Maya Angelou
“As a culture worker who belongs to an oppressed people my job is to make revolution irresistible.” -Toni Cade Bambara
"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 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ms.Kim Legaux is a founding staff member of The NET: Central City and will be bringing her insight and experience to the Gentilly campus for the Fall 2018 semester. She worked for an adolescent drug rehab facility as a supervisor and at Bridge City as a therapeutic dorm leader. She has been working in education for over 20 years. She made the decision to become an educator while volunteering in her daughter's Pre-K class, after she was asked to sub for the teacher. Ms. Kim was also a Girl Scout troop leader and a cheerleading coach. She originally wanted to be a nurse but fell in love with working with kids and cites her daughter as her motivation to keep going. Ms. Kim runs the food pantry and the Period Poverty project for both campuses. Her door is always open to students, families, and staff who need a listening ear, a motherly lecture, a connection to a resource, or a funny story to cheer up their day.
"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Ghandi
"Really what education does is it gives opportunity, but it also gives HOPE."
"Helping one person might not change the world, but it can change the world for that one person."
"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together"
"If you can't fly then run. If you can run then walk. If you cant walk then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." -Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
“Grow and go."