Ms. Caneshia Jacob was surprised on Tuesday when she was awarded the Golden Apple Teacher Award from KALB Channel 5. Ms. Caneshia is a high school Social Studies teacher at Avoyelles High School. She has been teaching in Avoyelles Parish for 13 years. Throughout her teaching career, she has served as a 4-H leader, teacher mentor, and department chair person. She is also the author of, How Being a Single Mother Changed My Life. When she is not teaching high school, she is teaching and preaching as a Minister at Greater New Hope Worship Center in Simmesport, La.
Ms. Caneshia was nominated by Morgan Diaville, who attributed her nomination to Ms. Caneshia's perseverance and genuine concern for Morgan when she was struggling academically in the 6th grade. Morgan is now a 10th grader, and Ms. Caneshia is her Civics teacher. Morgan credits her academic success to Ms. Caneshia's care and nurturing.
We are honored here at AHS to have Ms. Caneshia as a teacher.