Central Louisiana Team

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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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Haley Axsom

Career Compass Starting Year: 2017 

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University

Major(s): B.A. Math Education

High School Alma Mater: Grace Preparatory Academy, Kailua, HI

Contact: haxsom(a)careercompassla.org

In my work as a college & career coach, I provide high school students with relevant, valuable information on the options available to them after high school. I get to meet with our future generation and walk them through a sometimes-scary transition process, and provide them with the information that empowers them to make good decisions.


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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.


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Shay DuBois

Career Compass Starting Year: 2017 

College Alma Mater: Northwestern State University

Major(s): B.A. Fine Arts

High School Alma Mater: Georgetown High School, Georgetown, LA

Contact: sdubois(a)careercompassla.org

I love my job as a Career Compass coach because every day I go to work, I get the opportunity to provide hope to students and educate them on how to accomplish their dreams. They are the mission! 

 


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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. 


 

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! 


 

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.  


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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.


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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. 


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Tifany Vickers

Career Compass Starting Year: 2017

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University 

Major(s)B.S. Psychology; MEd. School Counseling; Certified School Counselor; Certified Elem 1-5 teacher

High School Alma MaterCalvin High School, Calvin, LA

Contact: tvickers(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I get to help students achieve their goals, see their dreams come alive, and make a difference in their lives. I love how we are such a family-oriented team.