Melissa Easley graduated from LSU with a BA in English Literature and a MAT in Teaching Secondary English and is working on her MFA in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. She currently teaches AP Language and Composition and Creative Writing. She loves potatoes and animals.
Dr. Hanks holds an Ed.D. from Southeastern Louisiana University in Educational Leadership, an M.A. from the University of San Francisco in Educational Leadership, and a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in English from Louisiana State University.
Hanks served as the Dean of Academics at St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge, LA from 2015-2018 and Dr. Hanks was a faculty member at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA for 13 years where he served as an English teacher and as an assistant principal for ten of those 13 years. Prior to that, he served as an English teacher and resident faculty member at Brandon Hall Boarding School in Atlanta, Georgia for two years.
Additionally, Dr. Hanks has served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco where he taught the Curriculum and Instruction course to masters and doctoral students. Dr. Hanks has presented at several national conferences including NCEA and College Board. In 2013, he received the Distinguished Catholic Secondary Educator award for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Additionally, he has served on many AdvancED Engagement Reviews over the past decade. Dr. Jason Hanks also currently serves as an educational consultant for Johns Hopkins University where he evaluates the educational curriculum from around the country. Dr. Hanks currently teaches English I Honors and English II Honors. This year marks Hanks’ 20th year in education.
Mr. Walker graduated from Nicholls State in 2012 with a BA in Mass Communications and has been teaching English and Journalism since Spring of 2019. He enjoys running, literature, and finding new and interesting ways to keep students from falling asleep in class.