LSU SOE’s Elecia Lathon, PhD Elected to School Board
November 10, 2022
BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU School of Education Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Elecia Lathon, PhD, has been elected to the Zachary School Board District 6 seat. Dr. Lathon teaches education courses at LSU and supervises student-teachers. She said Zachary teachers are highly qualified, but it is important to provide professional development, like workshops, so they can keep up with current research-based practices.
Lathon is focused on developing effective teachers and her current research interests include teacher preparation, teacher recruitment and retention, diversity in education and first year experiences. It is Lathon’s desire and life’s work to lead, train, develop, teach, and provide students and teachers with the keys to success. For she believes as John Dewey said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
Elecia Lathon received her PhD in curriculum and instruction in 2005 from Louisiana State University. She has also earned an Educational Specialist degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in educational administration from the LSU School of Education. In 1993, she received her bachelor’s in speech pathology and audiology from Southern University.
As a highly skilled educator with twenty-five plus years of K-12 classroom, supervisory, and university level teaching experience, her professional career has included leading, instructing and training teachers and students on all levels. She also served as an I CARE Specialist with East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Lathon had the pleasure of working with Dr.’s Harry and Rosemary Wong on classroom management and is featured in their most recent edition of The First Days of School, 5th ed. She has also been the recipient of the George Deer Distinguished Teaching Award and the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award.
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