Emerge Foundation Update: September 2020

Support In Action

2020 Annual Supply Drive

Our annual supply drive went virtual this year and was a huge success! Thank you to the 30 companies and individuals who purchased school supplies for our kiddos at the Center and School. We are so grateful for your support!

Special Books Funded by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers recently funded the purchase of leveled-text libraries for two classrooms in The Emerge School, with a total of 600 books! These libraries allow students to select appropriately-leveled reading materials to become more independent in the classroom and have greater control over their reading material. Children, like adults, are more engaged when reading about a topic that interests them, and these books meet that need.

Emerge News

New Principal at The Emerge School

We are excited to announce that Linda Brown has joined our team as Principal at The Emerge School. Linda brings more than 20 years of expertise in education to our team.

She most recently served as Head of School for Trinity Episcopal Day School in Baton Rouge. Linda has also served as a second, fourth and fifth grade teacher and Assistant Head of School at Trinity. In addition, she was the Assistant Head of School at St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School and Head of School at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Zachary.

Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Nicholls State University and her Master of Science in Education and Elementary Education Certification from Louisiana State University.

Leigh Bozard will remain with our School until October 15 to support Linda in her transition. We are so thankful to have had Leigh lead the launch of our school in 2018 through our growth and move into our new home. We wish Leigh and her family all the best as they begin a new chapter in their lives out of state.

New Principal at The Emerge School

We are excited to announce that Linda Brown has joined our team as Principal at The Emerge School. Linda brings more than 20 years of expertise in education to our team.

She most recently served as Head of School for Trinity Episcopal Day School in Baton Rouge. Linda has also served as a second, fourth and fifth grade teacher and Assistant Head of School at Trinity. In addition, she was the Assistant Head of School at St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School and Head of School at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Zachary.

Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Nicholls State University and her Master of Science in Education and Elementary Education Certification from Louisiana State University.

Leigh Bozard will remain with our School until October 15 to support Linda in her transition. We are so thankful to have had Leigh lead the launch of our school in 2018 through our growth and move into our new home. We wish Leigh and her family all the best as they begin a new chapter in their lives out of state.

New Parent Training Program

Our Behavioral Health Department is now offering Parent Management Training to provide parents with a basic understanding of behavior using the principles of Behavior Analysis. This training is for parents of children with problem behaviors such as not following instructions, intense tantrums and meltdowns, poor communication, and aggression towards others. In most cases, the intensity of the problem behavior is greater than normal. Learn more about our Parent Management Training.

 

Start of a New Semester

We had an adorable stop-and-go graduation ceremony for our 2019-2020 Bloom families last month! Bloom is our full-time program for students on the autism spectrum that incorporates speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis throughout the day.

August 17 was the first day of school in our new school building. We have 48 amazing kiddos enrolled in our school this year and the semester is off to a great start!

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Bloom Graduation
First day
First Day of School

Donor Perspective

“In order for a child to grow and develop, they must be exposed to all of what life has to offer. We support Emerge because they teach our most vulnerable children what makes them unique. They are allowed to flourish and their possibilities are endless.”

-Dr. Johnnie Hunt and Dr. Michael Bond, Giving Society Donors