Central Louisiana Team

Stephanie Moreau, Central LA Regional Coordinator

Career Compass Starting Year: 2014 

College Alma Mater(s): Lamar University, Louisiana College 

Major(s)M.A. School CounselingB.A. General Studies, Alternative Certification in Biology and General Science Education 

High School Alma MaterMarksville High School, Marksville, LA

Contact: smoreau(a)careercompassla.org

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because we are truly a family and we are able to help students every day! 


Teresa Sauce, Assistant Regional Coordinator

Career Compass Starting Year: 2015 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University 

Major(s): M.A. Education-Counseling  

High School Alma MaterGeorgetown High School, Georgetown, LA 

Contact: tsauce(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel I’m making a difference because I love seeing the hope and excitement on the faces of so many students who are pleased that someone is interested in helping them achieve their dreams.


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Barbara Barham

Career Compass Starting Year: 2012 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University & Louisiana State University 

Major(s): M.A. Supervision & Principalship, B.A. Secondary Social Studies & English 

High School Alma Mater: Bolton High School, Alexandria, LA 

Contact: bbarham(a)careercompassla.org

As a teacher, I was always the person that students came to on their off hours. Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because it allows me do what I have always wanted to do: counsel students. I have never enjoyed a job as much as I enjoy this one. 


Kathy Bonner

Career Compass Starting Year: 2014

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana Tech University

Major(s): B.A. Education

High School Alma Mater: Dry Prong High School, Dry Prong, LA

Contact: kbonner(a)careercompassla.org

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because it fits perfectly as the job I want now. It leaves me with a feeling of accomplishment. I feel like I’m making a real difference, especially with my seniors.


Becky Coleman

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): Utah State University 

Major(s): M.S. Cardiac Rehabilitation, B.S. Exercise Science 

High School Alma Mater: Bear River High School, Garland, Utah 

Contact: bcoleman(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because it allows me to have a career and be a mom. The people I work with have all been so kind and supportive. They treat each other like family. I also love that I am helping students pursue their dreams of post-secondary educationIt’s great to work in such an uplifting and positive job! 


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Angie Cotton

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): Alcorn State University 

Major(s): B.A. General Studies 

High School Alma Mater: Vidalia High School, Vidalia, LA 

Contact: acotton(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I feel that I am guiding young people to make critical decisions that will affect their futures. 


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Denise Evans

Career Compass Starting Year: 2012 

College Alma Mater: Louisiana Tech University 

Major(s): M.S. Exercise Science 

High School Alma Mater: Beaver Brae Secondary School, Kenora, Ontario, Canada 

Contact: devans(a)careercompassla.org

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I get to have a positive impact on students and help them reach their goals. 


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Gena Foreman

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana State University at Alexandria 

Major(s): B.S. Elementary Education 

High School Alma Mater: Jena High SchoolJena, LA 

Contact: gforeman(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel I’m making a difference because I feel like I’m helping students get to where they’re going. I love seeing a student realize they have choices they never thought were possible. 


 

Regina Gaudet

Career Compass Starting Year: 2012 

College Degree(s) and Discipline(s)B.S. Family and Child Studies 

University/College from Which You Obtained Your Degree(s): Louisiana Tech University  

High School Alma MaterPrairie View AcademyBastrop, LA  

Contact: rgaudet(a)careercompassla.org

The best part of my job is hearing a student say, “I could have never done this without your help.” As a Career Compass coach, there is nothing better than to go to work each day knowing that I have the opportunity to help and watch a student’s dream become a reality.


 

Julie Herring

Career Compass Starting Year: 2015 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University 

Major(s): M.A. Guidance and Counseling, Administration Certification 

High School Alma Mater: Dakota High School, Dakota, IL 

Contact: jherring(a)careercompassla.org 

I love helping students to become all that they have the potential to be. This job allows me the flexibility to spend time with students, and they can express their needs and wants in a nonthreatening way. Students respect someone who listens and helps guide them.


Jane B. Jones

Career Compass Starting Year: 2014 

College Alma Mater(s): Appalachian State University, Boone, NC and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 

Major(s): B.S. Clothing and Textiles Merchandising, M.S. Textiles and Clothing 

High School Alma Mater: Valdese High School, Valdese, NC 

Contact: jjones(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because it gives me an opportunity to positively impact young people’s lives. The job itself is very family friendly, and my co-workers are wonderful people. 


Donna LaBorde

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): Art InstituteFt. Lauderdale, FL 

Major(s)A.S. in Advertising Design 

High School Alma MaterSt Joseph High Schoole, Plaucheville, LA 

Contact: dlaborde(a)careercompassla.org 

My favorite story is of a new senior who thought she had no chance of any post-secondary education. After I explained how Career Compass could help her, she gave me a huge hug and said when she got into her dream school, we'd celebrate! 


 

Beth Marshall

Career Compass Starting Year: 2012 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University 

Major(s): B.A. Social Work

Contact: bmarshall(a)careercompassla.org 

One of my favorite student stories is about a student who didn’t think he could get into Northwestern State University. It took him all year and multiple attempts to ace the ACT, but he was finally accepted. We got the call at 8 p.m. on a Friday night. My boss and I drove to his home so we could tell him in person.  


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Shannon Moore

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University 

Major(s): B.A. English 

High School Alma Mater: Alexandria Senior High School, Alexandria, LA 

Contact: smoore(a)careercompassla.org 

In my work, I feel I am providing meaningful guidance that has the potential to change a young person’s path in life. I am grateful to be part of a team that accomplishes so much more than I ever could on my own! 


Lynsi Newman

Career Compass Starting Year: 2015 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University 

Major(s): B.A. Biology, Concentration in Biomedical Sciences 

High School Alma Mater: Many High School, Many, LA – Geaux Tigers! 

Contact: lnewman(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I love working with amazing people who all have one goal – helping the state of Louisiana be the best state ever. This organization embraces everyone for who they are. One of the best feelings is seeing a student succeed when they never thought they could.


 

Glenda Sue Perkins

Career Compass Starting Year: 2012 

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana College, McNeese State UniversityNorthwestern State University 

Major(s)B.AEducation, Social Studies and Physical Education; M.Ed. Health and Physical Education; Plus 30 Education; Ed.S. Administration 

High School Alma MaterPineville High School, Pineville, LA 

Contact: sperkins(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because every day I get to work one-on-one with students and am given the tools to help them realize that there is a way to reach their goals of education/training after high school. Seeing students' eyes light up and hearing them say "You can really do that for me? makes this the best job ever!


Addy Primmer

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State UniversityCapella University 

Major(s): B.A. Social Work, M.A. Human Service with a Specialization in Counseling 

High School Alma MaterPickering High School, Leesville, LA  

Contact: aprimmer(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel I’m making a difference because I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on students and help them to achieve their goals for the future.  


Carrie Rhymes

Career Compass Starting Year: 2015 

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana College 

Major(s): B.A. Art, Math & Science 

High School Alma Mater: Pineville High School, Pineville, LA 

Contact: crhymes(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I have the unique opportunity to help students achieve their dreams. I get to help them set goals, make decisions, and find ways to overcome obstacles that may arise. I get to encourage them to work hard in order to further themselves. It is very rewarding to see the light in the eyes of my students when they make choices that best suit their personalities. I am very fortunate to be a part of their futures and to make a difference in their lives. 


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Dory Ryan

Career Compass Starting Year: 2015 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University 

Major(s): B.A. Social Work 

High School Alma Mater: Holy Savior of Menard Central High School, Alexandria, LA 

Contact: dryan(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I get to take part in high schoolers’ lives on a weekly basis. It’s fantastic to see the growth they’ve made from the beginning of the school year to the end.


Sarah See

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University 

Major(s): B.F.A. Theatre Education; M.Ed. Human Relations and Counseling 

High School Alma Mater: Westview High School, Avondale, AZ 

Contact: ssee(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel like I’m making a difference because the students are already returning and saying “I got in!” It’s really satisfying! 


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Teresa Spruill

Career Compass Starting Year: 2014 

College Alma Mater(s): University of Louisiana Monroe 

Major(s): B.A. Social Work 

High School Alma Mater: Pineville High SchoolPineville, LA 

Contact: tspruill(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel Im making a difference because when I see my students the next school year, they remember Career Compass, they remember me and they are excited that I am back to talk to them about life after high school. 


Linda Stehr

Career Compass Starting Year: 2014 

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana State UniversityNorthwestern State University 

Major(s)B.A. Elementary Education; M. Ed. Elementary Guidance; Education +30Specialist, School Principalship 

High School Alma MaterAlexandria Senior High, Alexandria, LA 

Contact: lstehr(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because it allows me to make a difference in the lives of others by helping students obtain the knowledge to make wiser choices about their futures. 


Tatiana Vincent

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University

Major(s): B.A. General Studies

High School Alma Mater: Glendale High School, Glendale, CA

Contact: tvincent(a)careercompassla.org

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I get to work with the upcoming generations and help them make the best decision for their futures. It’s a neat experience to see these youth get excited about their education and see their potential when it comes to having a career.