Dr. Alyson Theriot

Dr. Alyson Theriot

Title: Department Head of Teacher Education; Assistant Professor of Education
Department: Teacher Education
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Phone: 985.448.4314
Office Location: 231 Polk Hall

Education:

B.A. in Elementary Education, Nicholls State University, 1993
M.Ed. Nicholls State University, 1998
Ph.D. University of New Orleans, 2018

Professional position or role within the College of Education:
“I serve as a full time assistant professor teaching mostly literacy and lesson planning classes. I also assign candidates to the public schools for field experiences prior to clinical practices.”

Accomplishments in relation to professional occupational field:
Parish Teacher of the Year Award from Lafourche Parish Schools in 2000.

What are some interesting facts about yourself?
“Someone told me a long time ago that if you find something to do that you truly love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life! That is how I feel about the teaching profession. I love my job. I also serve as the faculty adviser to the Nicholls Bass Fishing Team who has accomplished 2 national titles in two years. I love to fish…mainly with my dad so starting a team at Nicholls was right up my alley.”

Complete one of the following statements: “My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be…” -OR- “My future career aspirations include…”
“My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be to teach middle school. When I began my career, I was young and scared of big kids! I had some experiences in middle school classrooms prior to leaving the public school system in 2003 and realized that was a missed opportunity for me. While I loved my elementary students, I think I would have enjoyed working with the middle school students a little more.”

Answer one of the following questions: If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the winnings? -OR- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
“If I won the lottery, I would open my own school. I would hire all the best teachers and enroll mainly impoverished, struggling learners. I would prove that good teachers can change the world!”

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