World Language Department
My name is Erika Pires. I have been teaching Spanish for about 14 years. I have two children, a boy and a girl, seven and eleven respectively. I attended LSU and graduated in Journalism (Mass Communications) with a minor in Economics. I went back later to study Spanish and became certified in that field. I love the Spanish language and culture and have traveled to most Spanish-speaking countries, as well as England, Amsterdam, Switzerland, and Bali. I like traveling, reading, documentaries about penguins, and hiking. An interesting fact is, my husband and I have the same birthday!
I received my B.A. in Classics from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, my M.A. in Classics from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, and am currently working on my Ph.D. in Latin and Roman Studies from University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. I am originally from Baton Rouge, LA and after graduating from Florida State, I taught in Georgia for six years. In my free time, I like running half marathons, especially at Walt Disney World
Mme. Davis graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a BA in French and dual minors in English and History. She received her MA in French from Texas Tech University. She currently teaches French III Honors, French IV Honors and AP Government & Politics. She loves baking and reading.
Sara O’Neal is a thirty three-year veteran Spanish teacher who began her teaching career in Alexandria, Louisiana. She teaches at Lee Magnet High School. She instructs students in Spanish I, III, IV, V Honors courses, and Spanish 1101-02, 2101-02 Dual Enrollment college courses. Mrs. O’Neal has served as mentor and adviser for language student teachers.