GHS welcomes newcomers

Principal Greg Williams manages a faculty of 14 at Grambling Laboratory High School. Of this 14, six are new to the high school. The faculty comprises teachers from a myriad of backgrounds. They have very different educational and occupational experiences. This potpourri of knowledge contributes to a better educational environment for the students at GHS.

The new teachers currently employed at GHS are certainly not new to the profession. Many of them have had years of service, not only at the high school level, but also at the university level.

Melanie C. Colvin, for example, has had 16 years teaching experience in Louisiana. She previously taught at Carroll High School in Monroe.

When asked why she decided to teach at GHS, she replied, “There is a very good program here, and I heard of all the positive changes taking place here.”

Another positive for Colvin is that her commute is now shorter, as she is a resident of Arcadia. Colvin teaches English at the high school and says that she enjoys teaching the smaller classes at GHS.

Eugene Taylor, who is also new to the faculty at GHS, has had 19 years’ lecturing experience at the university level. Eighteen of these 19 years have been spent as an instructor of mathematics and computer science and instructor of curriculum and instruction at the Grambling State University.

Experience is certainly not lacking either among the veteran teachers at GHS. Lillie M. Brown has been a teacher for 20 years and has been at the high school for 18 years. She is a teacher of chemistry and physical science. Brown made the move to GHS from Arkansas.

She reported that her decision was based on “the need to give back to the African-American community.” She said she hopes to inspire her students to have an appreciation for the sciences.

Below is the complete list of faculty member at GHS

New: Melanie C. Colvin of Arcadia, Terence D. Robinson of Monroe, Cedric Sherrod of Monroe, Christopher Oney of Monroe, Eugene Taylor of Choudrant and Ayasha Cambest of Grambling.

GHS veteran teachers are Lillie Brown of Grambling, Barbara A. Gaulden of Ruston, Keith D. Gilliard of Ruston, Anthony Ray Smith of Ruston, Cecil Gray of Ruston, Torry Dean of Ruston and the legendary coach Michael Lyons of Grambling.