Malondon Mills, Instructional Coordinator
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Marvin Rainey, Principal
Principal Marvin Rainey was Spring 2003 highest ranking graduate from Grambling State University where his major was Elementary Education. He began his teaching career at Mooretown Elementary Professional Development School where he completed his student teaching and was hired as a 5th grade teacher by Ms. Sabrina Brown. His next five years were completed at Mooretown Elementary as a self contained 4th grade teacher. He was given the honor of being Moretown Elementary's 2006-2007 Teacher of the Year. In 2009, Mr. Rainey reunited with his former principal, Sabrina Anderson, at Oak Park Elementary/Middle School. During his five year tenure at Oak Park, he taught 4th grade Math and Social Studies, served as the Instructional Coordinator, and also the Assistant Principal of Instruction and Discipline. He was awarded Teacher of the Year at Oak Park and went on to win the title as Caddo Parish's Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. It was also at Oak Park where he obtained his National Board Certification in Literacy:Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood.
Mr. Rainey completed his Masters in Education with Principalship and Supervision certifications from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He completed his +30 hours at Louisiana Tech University. He is currently enrolled at Louisiana State University in Shreveport as a full time doctoral student in Leadership Studies. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has traveled throughout the United States attending and presenting at state and national conferences. In 2011, he was honored at the White House as one of the Top 100 Educators in the United States. He is known throughout the district and state for his impact on student achievement. He contributes all of his success in the Caddo Parish Public School System to this slogan that he lives by: "Teaching the whole child, not the situation." He takes education very seriously and definitely believes, "It's not where you are from or where you have been, but it's who you are and where you are going."
Principal Rainey comes to Midway PK-3 with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to lead this wonderful organization to success. His vision for this school is to empower his staff with the necessary skills that will equip them in effectively teaching the child and not the situation. This means not letting barriers and backgrounds dictate how to teach children. He firmly believes that through extraordinary teaching, all kids can learn and be successful. He's invested much time and consideration selecting the BEST faculty and staff candidates in Caddo Parish to be servants for his BABY MUSTANGS. Principal Rainy is looking forward to working with the awesome parents and the community in building geniuses at Midway PK-3. During his spare time, he enjoys READING, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
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Teresa Mims-Bell received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech. Mrs. Mims-Bell also holds her Supervision of Student Teachers and Instruction and Supervision Certifications with Plus 30 from Centenary College. Her teaching philosophy is that all students can learn when they are accepted for whom and where they are in their educational journey. Effective learning requires collaboration between teachers, students, and parents grounded in mutual respect and trust. Her hobbies include reading, volunteering in the Children's Ministry, and spending quality time with family. She has taught in Caddo Parish since 2001.
LaQueshia White, Math Interventionist
Miss White has been an educator for 15 years in both Texas and Louisiana. She's taught second, third, and fourth grade, but has truly found her passion in teaching while working with second graders. She is certified to teach PK-3, as well as English as a Second Language. Her collegiate career began as a Criminal Justice Major at Wiley College, but shortly after graduating with a Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice, she decided to follow her calling to become an educator in Texas. In 2012, she received her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from East Texas Baptist University. She was awarded the honor of being Midway Mustang Academy's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.
Miss White is the mother of one son, Cameron, with whom she enjoys spending her free time with as well as watching Sci-Fi movies, an eating Mexican or Italian food. She's a firm believer in the words of Robert Maynard Hutchins, "The object of education is to -prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." Everyone's a learner, and at no point should we ever stop.