# Mathematics Department

# Meet Your Math Teachers

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## Coach Emmett Beggs

- Married to Lindsey Beggs (11 years)

- Daughter Baylor (11), Son Sawyer (7), Daughter Palmer (3 months)

- Assistant Coach Football 2011 - Present

- Head Coach Wrestling 2012 - Present

- 2015 - 2016 Teacher of the Year

- Webmaster (2013 – present)

- Engineering Team Coach & Sponsor (2014 – present)

- Robotics Team Coach & Sponsor (2014 – present)

- CyberPatriot Coach (2013 – present) – Finished 5th Nationally in 2014 & 5th nationally in 2016

- Analysis & Investigation in Cyber-Based Scenarios Team Coach - Finished 2nd in 2015 & 4th in 2016 at LA Tech

- I have taught the following classes: Algebra I Part I and Part II, Geometry, Intro. Algebra and Geometry, Algebra II, Intro. Engineering and Design, Cyber Science, Cyber Literacy, Education for Careers, AP Computer Science, Foundations of Algebra, and Weights & Conditioning.

- I began my coaching career in Shreveport coaching lacrosse (C.E. Byrd Girls Head Coach 10 years, Caddo Magnet Boys Head Coach 2 years, Captain Shreve Boys Head Coach 8 years) winning 10 state championships and 12 city titles as a coach before coming to Parkway. I coached the Parkway Panthers to a state championship in 2017! I was an All-State defenseman junior and senior year of high school while winning 3 state championships during my high school career

Contact Information: Email - emmett.beggs@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2276

Emmett Beggs

Geometry & Cyber Literacy

## Coach Kevin Black

Kevin Black

Essentials of Algebra

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Essentials of Algebra: gdhahyt

I have been teaching and coaching for 29 years in Bossier Parish. I have taught all types of math in my career. I currently teach Algebra 1 at Parkway. I am an assistant football coach and Head Boys Track coach. I am a 1980 graduate of Parkway. I graduated from La. Tech and have a Masters degree from Centenary. I have two children, one at La. Tech and one who will be a senior at Parkway.

Contact Information: Email - kevin.black@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2284

## Mrs. Jennifer DeBello

I graduated from LSUS in 2000 with a B.S. in Mathematics and returned to school less than a year later to earn my teaching certification. I taught at the middle school level for two years and this is my sixteenth year teaching at Parkway. I completed my Master's in Mathematics through Nicholl's State in 2014. I am also an adjunct instructor at BPCC where I teach evening classes.

In 2006, I was awarded the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding High School Teacher. I received a KTBS One Class at a Time Grant. The 2012-2013 school year was a huge year for me professionally as I was honored with the Optimist Club Award, the LATM Outstanding Teacher High School Teacher and was Parkway High School's Teacher of the Year.

I live in South Shreveport with my husband, Ron, and two sons, Logan age 17 and Chandler age 13. Logan is a senior at Parkway and Chandler is in 8th grade at Elm Grove Middle.

It is my goal to provide my students with a strong foundation in mathematics and a desire to learn now and in the future.

Contact Information: Email - jennifer.debello@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2246

Jennifer DeBello

Pre-Calculus & AP Calculus

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Advanced Math: Pre-Calculus: adtz0v

AP Calculus: ir27y

## Coach Kent Falting

Kent Falting

Geometry & Honors Geometry

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Geometry:

Honors Geometry:

Where I've Been:

- Graduated from Parkway Class of '99
- Graduated from LSU with a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Secondary Math Education
- Taught at Parkway 2005-Present

What I've Done:

- Parkway Teacher of the Year 2013-2014
- Parkway Teacher of the Year 2010-2011
- Bossier Parish Nominee for State Math Teacher of the Year 2016
- LHSAA Nominee for National Coach of the Year 2014
- LTFCA Cross Country Coach of the Year 2014
- State Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year 2013
- State Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year 2010
- 9-time District Cross Country Coach of the Year
- 2-time District Track Coach of the Year

Contact Information: Email - kent.falting@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2243

## Mrs. Candace Impson

Hello, my name is Candace Impson. I want to welcome each of you to my class! I have been teaching for ten years, six of those years have been at Parkway High School. I have taught Pre-Algebra, Foundations of Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Probability and Statistics. This year I will be teaching Algebra 3. Being able to help students understand math is the biggest inspiration I have as a teacher. I enjoy seeing the light bulbs go off when a problem or concept is finally understood. My goal as a teacher is to make sure each student walks away with the skills needed to succeed at the next level.

Here is a little bit about me. I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. I graduated from LSUS in 2007 with my B.S. in secondary education ( focus in Mathematics). I live in Shreveport with my husband of ten years Jeff, and my two children Victoria (7) and Dylan (4). Victoria will be a 2nd grader at Sun City elementary and Dylan will be starting kindergarten. My husband is the branch manager at the Broadmoor branch of the Shreve Memorial library system. We are active in our church, and in our community.

I look forward to teaching each of you this year!

The 2018-2019 school year is going to be great!

GO PANTHERS!!!!

Contact Information: Email - candace.impson@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2247

Candace Impson

Algebra 3

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Algebra 3: b7ixev3

## Mr. Tracy Jenkins

Tracy Jenkins

Algebra 2 & Business Math

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Algebra 2:

Business Math:

I have been teaching at Parkway for 15 years...most of that time has been spent teaching Algebra. I have two children, Nick who is 21 and Emily who is 19. I am engaged to be married to a beautiful woman named Amber. I am also the bowling coach and would love to have you on my team.

Contact Information: Email - tracy.jenkins@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2287

## Coach Chris Kennady

As a proud Parkway Alumnus, I am so excited to be back in these halls. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge majoring in Mathematics Education. I understand the fears that some students have regarding mathematics, and my goal is to dispel these fears and make mathematics fun. Mathematics job opportunities are growing with the advancement of technology, and I want to ensure that Parkway students are prepared for these jobs. I will be using technology in my classroom and for some homework activities. I would like to use the majority of my classroom time for practice—not lecture. Students will be expected to complete some activities out of the classroom to prepare for practice. I want to encourage the students to use their thinking skills—not do the thinking for them.

Entering my third year here at Parkway,I will be teaching Algebra I in the classroom. I will also be coaching Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track.

Contact Information: Email - chris.kennady@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2285

Chris Kennady

Essentials of Algebra & Algebra 1

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Essentials of Algebra:

Algebra 1:

## Mr. John Lawhead

John Lawhead

Math Essentials & Algebra 2

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Math Essentials:

Algebra 2:

My name is John Lawhead. I have been a teacher at Parkway since 2014. I received both my B.S. in Accounting and my secondary math certification from LSUS. I am a former graduate of Parkway and am happy to be back as a teacher. Before teaching, I was an x-ray technologist at Schumpert Medical Center where I met my wife Shannon, who is a nurse anesthetist. We have been married for eighteen years and have two amazing daughters, Olivia and Addison. Olivia dances with Shreveport Dance Academy and is a member of the senior company of The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet and Addison is a competitive cheerleader with LA Rebel All-Stars. The rest of my family consists of two dogs, Maggie and Charlie, and a cat, Oscar.

Contact Information: Email - john.lawhead@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2289

## Ms. Whitney Saucier

Hi, I am Whitney Saucier, and I want to welcome each of you to my class. This is my 5th year teaching here at Parkway High School, and I absolutely love it. I have taught Foundations of Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 1 Honors.

Here is a little bit about me: I was born and raised in Haughton, Louisiana. I graduated top of my class in 2014 from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. Within the next year, I hope to obtain my Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Louisiana Tech University. I was recently named Parkway High School's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year. I currently live in South Bossier where I am actively involved in my church and my community. I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, exercising, and spending time with my friends and family.

I look forward to teaching each of you this year!

Contact Information: Email - whitney.saucier@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2242 294-1341

Whitney Saucier

Algebra 1

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Algebra 1: c17zi2

## Ms. Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith

Algebra 2 & Honors Algebra 2

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Algebra 2:

Honors Algebra 2:

Hello! My name is Shannon Smith. I have been teaching high school mathematics for over 20 years. This is my 14th year at Parkway High School. I have taught Pre-Algebra, Intro to Algebra, Algebra I Part 1, Algebra I Part 2, Algebra I, Algebra I Honors, Geometry, Financial Math, Algebra II, and Algebra II Honors.

I have lived many different places, but I have spent most of my life in Louisiana. I am proud to call Bossier Parish my home. I am a graduate of Haughton High School and LA Tech University. I have 3 children: Marie (13) is starting 8th grade at Elm Grove Middle School, Landon (8) is starting 3rd grade at Sun City Elementary, and Thad (7) is starting 2nd grade at Sun City Elementary. They are all anxious to be Panthers one day!

Contact Information: Email - shannon.smith@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2245

## Ms. Anna Welch

I graduated from Parkway in 2008. I attended LSUS and graduated in 2014. I taught at Rusheon Middle School and at at Airline and now I am glad to be coming back to Parkway as a teacher instead of a student. I can’t wait to live out my dream job of teaching at the place that built me! I live in Bossier with my son, Tucker, who is starting 1st grade. I look forward to a great 2018-2019 school year!

Contact Information: Email - anna.welch@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2248

## Mrs. Kristi White

My name is Kristi White. I began teaching in the spring of 2006. I spent my first 2 years at Airline High School and the rest of my time has been spent at Parkway High School. I very much enjoy what I do and hope to instill a love for math in my students. I have coached cheer, tennis, and swim throughout my years of teaching. I spend my summers teaching kids to swim.

I am loyal to South Bossier as I grew up in South Bossier, finally graduating from Parkway High School. I graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education (with a minor in Physics) from Louisiana Tech University. I also have received my Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University. I currently live in South Bossier with my husband and 2 kids.

I am looking forward to amazing year with each and every one of you. I am available through email and phone, if you have questions or need anything throughout the school year. Go Panthers!

Contact Information: Email - kristi.white@bossierschools.org Phone - 759-2244