BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Meet this week’s extraordinary educator.

It takes a lot of heart to make a difference behind the walls at the Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts, or BRCVPA, but there’s one educator who’s up for the job every day. Her name is Mrs. Sydney Hebert.

“Education is a very difficult job, there is not one job in education that is easy, but the kids make it worth it,” Hebert explained.

Mrs. Hebert is a magnet site coordinator at BRCVPA. It’s a long title that comes with quite the “to-do” list.

“My job is literally to help build and sustain the magnet program at BRCVPA,” Hebert said. “I attract students to our district and to our school, and make sure that the program that we are advertising is the program that we have.”

Hebert takes a lot of pride in getting to know the students personally. That way she and other educators can reach the kids, beyond the classroom.

“The easiest part is to look at a child and focus on the fact that there is something I can do right now to help this child, and make them have a better day,” she said.

BRCVPA Principal, Dr. Louis L. Moore, says Hebert goes above and beyond her calling.

“She’s good at leading collaborations and coming up with great ideas to celebrate achievements, celebrate good behavior, and to celebrate the arts,” Moore explained.

This time we thought she deserves the celebrating, so along with this story, Mrs. Hebert received a certificate of recognition, and a gift card to Albertson’s.

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