Southeast Louisiana Team

Darelle Bergeron, Southeast LA Regional Coordinator

Career Compass Starting Year: 2009 

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana State University 

Major(s): M.A. Education 

High School Alma Mater: Centerville High SchoolCenterville, LA 

Contact: dbergeron(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I get to help students develop a plan for success for their future. I become their number one fan, encourager, and helper. Sometimes just knowing someone is on your team is enough to start a fire within, which can lead to unlimited potential in students all over the state. I am blessed to be able to reach so many students through one organization. The success stories are infinite. 


Crystal Bourgeois

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): University of New Orleans  

Major(s)B.A. English 

High School Alma MaterWest Jefferson High School, Harvey, LA 

Contact: cbourgeois(a)careercompassla.org 

When I recall my most valuable time as a teacher, I think of the moments that I had with students one-on-one and in small groups. The opportunity to connect with them and actually understand their stage in life was the impetus to continue a career in education. With Career Compass, I have the chance to encourage and assist students in their future endeavors.


Hayley Braquet

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): University of New Orleans  

Major(s)B.A. English 

High School Alma MaterWest Jefferson High School, Harvey, LA 

Contact: cbourgeois(a)careercompassla.org 

When I recall my most valuable time as a teacher, I think of the moments that I had with students one-on-one and in small groups. The opportunity to connect with them and actually understand their stage in life was the impetus to continue a career in education. With Career Compass, I have the chance to encourage and assist students in their future endeavors.     


Arleen Domingue

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): Nicholls State University 

Major(s): B.A. English Education, M.A. Secondary School Counseling  

High School Alma Mater: Assumption High School, Napoleonville, LA 

Contact: adomingue(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel I’m making a difference because as a classroom teacher, I did not have enough time to work individually with my students on college and career plans. But now, I can work one-on-one with students and give them my undivided attention. 


 

Laura Dozar

Career Compass Starting Year: 2013 

College Alma Mater(s): Nicholls State University 

Major(s): B.S. Business Education 

High School Alma Mater: Morgan City High School, Morgan City, LA 

Contact: ldozar(a)careercompassla.org 

Working as a Career Compass Coach really IS the best job ever! Being a senior Career Compass coach has allowed me to continue to help students even after I retired from the classroom after 30 years of teaching. Helping students realize their future potential and making their post-secondary dreams come true is just one perk of my job. It is the best feeling knowing that maybe, just maybe a child will continue his "college" education because of the guidance and knowledge that we were able to give as Career Compass coaches.


Karen Ellender

College Alma Mater(s): University of Louisiana at Monroe 

Major(s): B.A. Business Education 

High School Alma MaterTerrebonne High School, Houma, LA 

Contact: kellender(a)careercompassla.org 

I spent 35 years educating and working with young high school students. After retiring, I missed the interaction I developed with my students. Working with Career Compass of LA has given me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young adults once again. These young adults keep me laughing and feeling renewed! Thank you, CCLA, for making a difference in my life and giving me the opportunity to pay it forward. 


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Anne-Marie Frischertz

Career Compass Starting Year: 2015 

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana State University 

Major(s): B.S. Kinesiology 

High School Alma MaterPlaquemine High School, Plaquemine, Louisiana 

Contact: afrischhertz(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel I’m making a difference because the students we work with are the future, and I am helping them to be successful and happy! 


Christine Henry

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

Alma Mater(s): McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Louisiana State University 

Major(s): B.A. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, MLIS Master of Library and Information Science, National Board CertificationYoung Adult Media Services 

High School Alma Mater: Berwick High School, Berwick, Louisiana 

Contact: chenry(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because it gives me the opportunity to work with students to help them make informed decisions about their future. 


Kaitlyn Hollier

Career Compass Starting Year: 2014  

College Alma Mater(s): McNeese State University  

Major(s): B.A. Liberal Arts, B.A. History, M.A. Teaching - Secondary Education  

High School Alma Mater: Sam Houston High School, Moss Bluff, LA.  

Contact: khollier(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because it gives me the opportunity to help every student recognize his or her potential, talents and gifts and understand how those characteristics can be used to mold a future and career. 


Courtney Matthews

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016  

College Alma Mater(s): University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

Major(s)B.A. Elementary Education 

High School Alma MaterOvey Comeauv High School, Lafayette, LA 

Contact: cmathews(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because even though I am no longer in the classroom, I still feel like I have a great impact on the students I work with. The students are so appreciative, and I feel like my impact is significant! 


 

Paige Roussel

Career Compass Starting Year: 2011 

College Alma Mater(s): Nicholls State University 

Major(s)B.A. Elementary Education 

High School Alma Mater: Morgan City High School, Morgan City, LA 

Contact: proussel(a)careercompassla.org 

I love when I run into past students and they can’t wait to tell me about college and all they are doing. On the flip side, it makes me feel blessed when a past student that may be struggling, sees me and wants to talk and get advice on what other options they may have out there for them. 


Cairre Wiley

Career Compass Starting Year: 2016 

College Alma Mater(s): University of Louisiana at Lafayette  

Major(s): B.F.A Graphic Design 

High School Alma Mater: Berwick High School, Berwick, LA 

Contact: cwiley(a)careercompassla.org 

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because I enjoy working with students and making an impact in their lives. 


Gina Wiley

Career Compass Starting Year: 2015 

Major(s)B.A. General Studies, M.Ed. + 30 Graduate Hours 

College Alma Mater(s): Louisiana State University, Nicholls State University 

High School Alma MaterCentral Catholic High School, Morgan City, LA 

Contact: gwiley(a)careercompassla.org 

It is so rewarding when you are able to help a student realize their dreamsespecially when they do not realize all the options available to them. Last week, I was able to help a senior pay the admissions fee to Louisiana State UniversityShe was so excited that she wanted to text her mom to give her the good news. Just the look on her face was worth a million dollars.