Abbeville High School - Abbeville
Educator Devin Romero
Academy of Our Lady - Marrero
Educator Tracie Comeaux
Albany High School - Albany
Educator Maegan Howes
Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School - Kenner
Educator Emile Meydrich
Arlington Preparatory Academy - Baton Rouge
Educator Helen Batiste-Sheppard
Ascension Parish ProStart - Geismar
Educator Traci Hymel
Belaire High School - Baton Rouge
Educator- Jocelyn Stewart
Broadmoor Senior High School - Baton Rouge
Educator Amy Lynn Queret-Mitchell
Caddo Career & Technology Center - Shreveport
Educators Suzanne McKinnon & Brandon Candler
Castor High School - Castor
Educator Miranda Smith
Chalmette High School - Chalmette
Educator Sulley Williams
Covington High School - Covington
Educator Stephanie Buchholtz
College Street Vocational Center - Lake Charles
Educator Corey Aguillard
Denham Springs High School - Denham Springs
Educator Jamie Manotas
Donaldsonville High School - Donaldsonville
Educator Angela Amedee
East Iberville High School - St. Gabriel
Educator Delores Pointer
East St. John High School - Reserve
Educator Lydia White
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans - New Orleans
Educator Callie Rubbins-Breen
Edna Karr High School – New Orleans
Educator Kenneth Trahan
Eunice Career & Technical Education Center - Eunice
Educator Lennie Degeyter
Fontainebleau High School - Mandeville
Educator Stacey Russell
Franklinton High School - Franklinton
Educator Brenda Miller
French Settlement High School - French Settlement
Educator Robin Crifasi
Hammond High Magnet School - Hammond
Educator Angie Drago
Iberia Parish Career Center – New Iberia
Educator Maxine Bourque
Lakeshore High School - Mandeville
Educator Judy Achary
Leesville High School - Leesville
Educator Tammy Wilber
Live Oak High School - Denham Springs
Educator Angell Beswetherick
Louisiana School for the Deaf – Baton Rouge
Educator Amy Jarrett
Mandeville High School - Mandeville
Educator Tyra Koeppen
Mamou High School – Mamou
Educator Jahn Montelaro
Mansfield High School - Mansfield
Educator Alicia Bradley
Morgan City High School - Morgan City
Educator Meagan Whitten
Natchitoches Central High School - Natchitoches
Educator Ramona Williams
North Vermilion High School - Maurice
Educator Daphne Smith
Northeast High School- Pride
Educator Brandon Couvillon
Northshore High School - Slidell
Educator Charlotte McLain
Pearl River High School - Pearl River
Educator Russell Anne Howard
Pineville High School - Pineville
Educator Amy Thomas
Rayne High School - Rayne
Educator Tanya Huynh
Red River High School – Coushatta
Educator Wanda Lemoine
Richwood High School - Monroe
Educator Arkeia Thomas
Ringgold High School – Ringgold
Educator Yolanda Scott
Saline High School - Saline
Educator Amy Warren
Salmen High School - Slidell
Educator Allison Armand
Slidell High School - Slidell
Educator Stephen Aucoin
Springfield High School - Springfield
Educator Carol Tate
St. Charles Satellite Center - Luling
Educator Patrick Phelan
St. James Parish Career & Tech. Center - Lutcher
Educator Rachael Schnexnayder
St. Martin Parish College & Career Readiness Center – Breaux Bridge
Educator Sharon Guillory
Sulphur High School - Sulphur
Educator Cassady Hickingbottom
Tara High School - Baton Rouge
Educator Patricia Cooke
Terrebonne Career & Technical High School - Houma
Educator Renee LeCompte
Washington Career & Technical Education Center - Washington
Educator Candy Janice-Palumbo
Walker High School – Walker
Educator Ashley Brown
West End Instructional Center - Jennings
Educator Kelly Billeaudeaux
West Feliciana High School - St. Francisville
Educator Amy Dreher
West Monroe High School - West Monroe
Educator Amy Cheveallier
West St. John High School - Edgard
Educator Lorenzo Edwards
Woodlawn High School - Baton Rouge
Educator Steven Oubre
Workforce Career Academy – New Orleans
Educator Jo Ann Jordan
Zachary High School - Zachary
Educator Paula Richard
The school must be approved by the LRAEF to implement the ProStart Program.
The school must be currently teaching foodservice, culinary arts, hospitality, nutrition, or other related program.
The ProStart Educator is required to be certified as a ServSafe Instructor and a Secondary Foodservice Educator through the National Restaurant Association.
The school must agree to purchase and utilize the latest ProStart Program educational materials.
The school must teach entire ProStart I & II curriculum.
ServSafe food safety certification program will be taught as part of the ProStart Program.
ProStart I & II national exams are required to be used as the final exam for each course.
Each school is required to ensure that at least 50 percent of the students in the program receive the ProStart Certification of Achievement and/or ServSafe Certification.
To begin the program, the student must be 16 years of age and have taken at least one foods course.
Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
Commercial kitchen equipment must be utilized by all ProStart Programs.
The educator must:
attend LRAEF ProStart professional development workshops annually
submit program updates and an annual report to the LRAEF ProStart Coordinator
identify industry mentors and work internship sites in the community
provide assistance with tracking students who graduate from the ProStart Program
Currently be teaching a foodservice, culinary arts, marketing, hospitality or other related program.
Have a successful track record of business/education partnerships
Have an instructor with industry-related experience or the willingness to complete an industry externship.
Appoint a school coordinator (this can be your ProStart® coordinator) or allow a teacher a reduced class schedule to coordinate activities.
Allow the instructor and/or appropriate staff to be given release time for industry sponsored professional development (i.e. trip to Hospitality Conference/Expo, job shadow, teacher conference and training, site visits for monitoring students).
Have enough available worksites in your school’s area to support your program.
Documentation of any existing articulation agreements and/or file for any that pertains to hospitality.
List of business and industry partners and the year each partnership was established.
Copy of course descriptions (foodservice, culinary arts, marketing, hospitality or related programs) and the number of years the program has been taught.
List of instructor(s) name, number of years teaching related course(s) and a description of industry training.
Establish a local advisory board.
Assist with matching students with employers for internships.
Conduct local PR and marketing (coordinate with state director).
Serve as a liaison to state director.
Communicate with students, parents, counselors, employers and administrators on program specifics including internship requirements.