Celebrating Stand Education Superhero Jarva Teasette
For five years, Stand for Children Louisiana has fought alongside parents, partners, teachers and the community to improve education in our state for all children. But five years of Standing Strong takes time, perseverance and hard work.
Most of all – it takes a group of dedicated people who are committed to making their world a better place, and over the course of 2017 we would like to introduce you to a handful of those people who make this work possible, those individuals who fight for students and teachers – our very own Education Superheroes.
Jarva Teasette – Parent Leader and Mother
The first to volunteer and always the last to leave – Ms. Jarva Teasette embodies every bit of what it means to be a giving and committed Parent Leader and Team Captain.
As an involved parent, Ms. Jarva first started working with Stand for Children Louisiana over two years ago to improve the quality of the neighborhood high schools in Baton Rouge. As the mother of one high-school aged daughter, she was able to see first-hand the vast amount of improvement that was needed to challenge and prepare high-achieving students like her daughter.
She has advocated to improve failing Capitol Area schools, helped to host parent workshops and advocated for strong student centered policies and plans for the return of Istrouma High School.
Today she continues to spread the message of what she has learned through Stand workshops and trainings with her friends, family and co-workers – because she truly believes that every child deserves a high quality education, that every child can achieve, and that every child deserves an advocate fighting on their side.
It is the ultimate goal of Stand for Children to empower parents with the tools they need to be an advocate for their children and one day the children of their community.
She is the first official parent team captain in the state of Louisiana, she has taken her love of educating and empowering her community to the next level. In her role as Parent Team Captain, it is her job to help develop the talents and capacities of three other parent leaders who will build and grow teams of their own.
For that, and so much more we celebrate this month, Ms. Jarva Teasette, Stand Louisiana Parent Leader and outstanding advocate for the students of Baton Rouge, and our very own Superwoman.