Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Degree in Education (Instructional Practice) Lipscomb University Bachlor of Science in Liberal Arts (Child & Family Studies with a minor in Communications) University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Ms. Laurie Richard

English I Teacher 
Hello, my name is Laurie Richard. I started teaching in 2017 in Nashville, TN. I have taught 10th grade, 9th grade, & 7th grade but my favorite is FRESHMAN! I began teaching at Ball High in October 2020. I love getting to know students and watching them grow. Challenging students and pushing them to do their best is so important because they can absolutely do hard things when they decide they can. I am from Louisiana so I am definitely Cajun. I absolutely 100% love LSU football! GEAUX TIGERS! I became a teacher later in life after pursuing a career in Social Work. I worked at a girl's home for girls that struggle with life controlling issues. While I was working there I was also working on my Masters degree in Social Work but then decided to change directions. I applied for Teach for America and then got my Masters degree in Education. I taught for 2 years in Nashville, 1 full year in Lafayette LA and started the next year before moving to Galveston and starting at Ball High in October 2020.