Ronald Thibodeaux

Teacher
Brother Martin High School

Ronald Thibodeaux is a high school English teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born and raised in the “Big Easy” and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Louisiana State University in 2011 and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of New Orleans in 2015. He is certified in Mild/ Moderate Special Education and English for Secondary Education. Ronald has experience working in both lower-income and higher-income schools during his tenure as an educator. He taught for six years at West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana, which has a predominately lower-income and diverse student population with an increasing number of English Language Learner students. During his six years of teaching at West Jefferson, Ronald taught English I, English IV, Public Speaking I and II, and Technical Writing while also serving as a Head and Assistant Baseball Coach, member of the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) team, and a member of the Academic/ Behavior Intervention Team (ABIT) board. Ronald received the “Teacher of the Year” award from West Jefferson High School in 2018. He is currently in his first year working at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, a private, Catholic institution and Ronald’s Alma Mater. He is an English II/III Honors and English III Academic instructor and a co-moderator for Brother Martin’s Key Club.



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