In an effort to consistently position our faculty on the cutting edge of technology, St. Louis Catholic now has seven Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts at our school.  The state of Louisiana has a total of 11 MIE Experts, so St. Louis Catholic teachers make up more than half of that number!

Library Media Specialist Melanie LeJeune said her fellow Computer Science Discoveries teacher, Ashley Lavine, was St. Louis Catholic’s first MIE Expert and encouraged her to apply.  It’s now LeJeune’s fifth year participating in the program, in which Microsoft annually selects Innovative Educator Experts to be part of an exclusive global community paving the way for their peers to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other.  There are 9,600 global MIE Experts and about 570 MIE Experts in the United States.

MIE Experts must re-apply for the certification every year.  St. Louis Catholic’s other MIE Experts are Mary Villaume (third year), Holley Fontenot (second year), and the newest MIEEs are Tiffany Metoyer, Mia Orgeron and Emily Pettaway.  For more information on the MIE Expert program, click here.