LSMSA presents Erin King with staff award


The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts recognized a member of its staff as the 2016 Outstanding School Support Employee during the first day of in-service held Monday, Aug. 8.

Erin King came to LSMSA in 2009 as an assistant administrator in the Outreach and Admissions Office. She served in two other support specialist posts before becoming the administrative assistant to the executive director in January 2012.

“Erin has given so much of herself to the school and its faculty, staff and students,” said Dr. Steve Horton, executive director. “This award is only a small representation of the gratitude and respect the school has for her abilities. I am really proud of all Erin has accomplished both personally and professionally.

“I look forward to working with her over the next year.”

Her responsibilities include coordinating recycling, working with Parents Council as school liaison, coordinating the matriculation, ring and senior recognition ceremonies and commencement, editing the weekly LSMSA bulletin and assisting as a computer troubleshooter.

In the fall of 2015, she earned her Master of Education degree in school counseling from Northwestern State University.

She also juggled two positions in the fall of 2015. She was a nonpaid counseling intern at LP Vaughn Elementary while also serving as the assistant to the executive director.
In the spring of 2016, she earned the National Certified Counselor licensure and is pursuing licensure as a licensed professional counselor.

“I am honored to be the recipient of the Outstanding School Support Employee award for the 2015-16 school year,” said King. “I feel an overwhelming sense of pride and support from the faculty and staff and am thankful to be a part of the LSMSA family.”