Wanda Lemoine is head of the Red River High ProStart program. She teaches students culinary arts and equips them to go to work upon completion of the two year course of study. Lemonie has been recognized for her program by the Louisiana Restaurant Association.
She was recognized in the LRA’s latest monthly newsletter:
As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, we want to recognize this year’s LRAEF (Louisiana Restaurant Association Educational Foundation) Educator of Excellence, Wanda Lemoine, 5-year ProStart teacher at Red River High School. This year’s educator is known for her passion, dedication and excellence both in and out of the ProStart program. Wanda’s classroom is a place of inclusion; no student is left behind. She is most proud of the simple moments, like when a student comes to class excited to share the details of the dinner they cooked the night before.
Traditionally, Wanda would have been recognized with her peers from across the country at the National ProStart Invitational in May, but the event was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. We want to extend our pride of her accomplishments and congratulate her on a job well done!
Lemoine told The Journal the La. Restaurant Association Educational Foundation helps schools with their ProStart program. She said they supply some grants to the program, they do training, and they are our contact to the restaurants in Louisiana.
On June 4 the National Restaurant Association will conduct a live event on their Facebook page. They will be announcing the national ProStart Teacher of Excellence. As the state winner, Lemoine is in the running for the national award.