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 Counseling, B.A. General Studies, Alternative Certification in Biology and General Science Education 

High School Alma Mater: Marksville 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 Mater: Georgetown 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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Felicia Bowman

Career Compass Starting Year: 2018

College Alma Mater(s): Grambling State University

Major(s): B.A. Social Work

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

Contact: fbowman(a)careercompassla.org

As a college & career coach, I am able to touch the lives of the children within and outside of my community setting. It is my passion and pleasure to work with children and provide them with the needed information to pursue a blessed career path. 


 

Sonia Chevallier

Career Compass Starting Year: 2018

Contact: schevallier(a)careercompassla.org


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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 School, Jena, 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. 


 

Tricia Green

Career Compass Starting Year: 2018

Contact: tgreen(a)careercompassla.org


 

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.


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Amanda Hickman

Career Compass Starting Year: 2018

College Alma Mater(s): LSU - Alexandria

Major(s): B.A. Psychology 

High School Alma Mater: Tioga High School, Tioga, LA

Contact: ahickman(a)careercompassla.org

I decided to become a Career Compass coach because I want to make a positive impact in the lives of students planning and dreaming of their next step in life, to encourage and guide students in the right direction for each individual.


 

Whitney Keith

Career Compass Starting Year: 2018

Contact: ahickman(a)careercompassla.org


 

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 University, Northwestern State University 

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

High School Alma Mater: Pineville 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 University, Capella University 

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

High School Alma Mater: Pickering 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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Stephanie Smithson

Career Compass Starting Year: 2018

College Alma Mater(s): Liberty University, Louisiana Tech

Major(s): B.S. Biblical Studies, M.A. Teaching, Certified in Early Childhood Education

Contact: ssmithson(a)careercompassla.org

I chose to become a Career Compass coach because I wanted to invest in students during some of the most important years of their lives. I know personally that choosing the RIGHT career path can be a daunting task. I am thrilled to bring my skill set to students in hopes I can both encourage and educate them in their future choices.


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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 School, Pineville, LA 

Contact: tspruill(a)careercompassla.org 

I feel I’m 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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Robbyn Tarver

Career Compass Starting Year: 2018

College Alma Mater(s): Northwestern State University, McNeese State University

Major(s): B.A. Education, M.A. Administration and Supervision

High School Alma Mater: Oakdale High School, Oakdale, LA

Contact: rtarver(a)careercompassla.org

Being a Career Compass coach is the best job ever because building lasting relationships with students and team members serves a purpose with meaning beyond the short encounters we have when we meet in a building or classroom. The work we do goes right to the heart of the matter. It does not get any better than serving as a mentor, friend, or coach, helping others gain a sense of self and confidence to fulfill their own purpose in life beyond four walls! By far the BEST job EVER!


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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 Mater: Calvin 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.