My first Magazine - Page 23

COE Tiger Showcase Matthew Mitchell was born in Shreveport, LA, the son of Breanke P. Mitchell. After graduating from C. E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, he enrolled at Grambling State University and earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics). He then started teaching mathematics at C. E. Byrd High School and assisted in coaching the girls’ basketball team. Throughout his tenure of seven years at C. E. Byrd High School he taught Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and tutored students taking Advanced Mathematics and Calculus. Also during this time, he entered the Graduate School in the Department of Educational Leadership at GSU and earned an M.Ed. degree in Educational Leadership in July 2010. Upon completion of his master’s degree, he decided to pursue his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. He was offered the position of Graduation Coach at Woodlawn Leadership Academy in November 2011 and served there until moving into the position of Professional Development Specialist in Secondary Mathematics for Caddo Public Schools in October 2012. After completion of his Doctoral studies in May 2014, he accepted the position of Secondary Transformation Specialist. This assignment allowed him to support and coach four historically failing schools through the mission of true school turnaround. After a successful first year, he accepted the position of Principal at one of those schools, Lakeshore Middle School, where he is currently serving. LaSadie Monique Dixon is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the loving daughter of Steven and Victoria Dixon. LaSadie is an Elementary Education major in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. LaSadie is a member of the Earl Lester Cole Honors College. She is also a member of the Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Additionally, Dixon’s memberships include the Iota Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, where she serves as Treasurer and Secretary of the Grambling State University Chapter of the Louisiana Association of Educators. LaSadie Dixon currently has a 3.59 grade point average and has been named as the “Top Student” in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. LaSadie also serves as Miss Senior Class at Grambling State University. After graduating from GSU LaSadie plans to pursue a master’s degree in Educational Leadership to become a principal. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with close family, friends, reading, and shopping! Page 21 Academic Viewbook