Staff Spotlight

Some of the best students and teachers in Louisiana are right here in Gueydan, and we think they deserve some recognition, so this is our chance to get to know them a little better. This is our JOES Staff Spotlight on Ms. Verna Broussard.

What's your name?

Verna Broussard

What do your students call you?

Ms. Verna

How long have you been teaching? How long have you been at Jesse Owens?

I have been a School Counselor for 23 years. Eighteen of those years have been at Jesse Owens

What was your favorite subject when you were in school?

My favorite subject in school was English Language Arts.

What do you love most about being here at JOES?

I love that everyone at JOES is like a family and supportive of each other.

What's something you learned through failure?

Failure has taught me to persevere and keep trying. It is a stepping stone to success.

What's one thing people would never guess about you?

French was my first language.

What are a few things you couldn't live without?

I couldn't live without my family and my relationship with God.

What's your favorite quote?

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.