School Board, Chamber of Commerce honor Teachers of the Year

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PORT ALLEN, La. (West Side Journal) – The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board recognized the 2020-21 Teachers of the Year during the Wednesday, Nov. 18 meeting. 

Recipients of West Baton Rouge Teacher of the Year are:

From left to right: West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Sandra Hughes, Cohn Elementary Principal Cassy Brou, West Baton Rouge Elementary Teacher of the Year Dereka Duncan and West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Director Jamie Hanks. 

Dereka Duncan, 5th grade teacher at Cohn Elementary School

Emily Domingue, PE teacher and head coach of girls basketball, volleyball, track and cross country at Brusly Middle School

From left to right: West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Sandra Hughes, Brusly Middle School Principal Taya Loupe, West Baton Rouge Middle School Teacher of the Year Emily Domingue and West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Director Jamie Hanks. 

Jill Edwards, Librarian and media teacher at Port Allen High School

From left to right: West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Sandra Hughes, Port Allen High School Principal James Jackson, West Baton Rouge High School Teacher of the Year Jill Edwards and West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Director Jamie Hanks. 

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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