"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together"
“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."- Rita Pierson
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men" Frederick Douglass
Stacie Barconey is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of New Orleans Public Schools. She has over 25 years of social work experience and is very passionate about her work, while always striving to improve the standard of living for the children of New Orleans.
“Each one, teach one."
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.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Fredrick Douglass
“If you don’t stand for anything, you’ll fall for everything”
"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
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.
"Really what education does is it gives opportunity, but it also gives HOPE."
“I expect my students to try their best.”
Before moving to New Orleans in 2016, Beverly Potashner taught in New Jersey for 15 years. She studied at Rider University in New Jersey for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Ms. Beverly loves working with the kids and staff at The NET, where everyone is very supportive and she always expects students to try their best. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, going on long walks, reading, and being with her two dong’s Jenna and Emerson. The person that made Ms.potashner want to become an educator was that she had an amazing guidance counselor that encouraged her to become an educator.
Biography by NET student JaNaria
“A great student is what the teacher hopes to be.”