Testimonials

”Honestly, you and your program are such a breath of fresh air. After years of working really hard to get stuff done for AP and the district, this is a stark and welcome change. Wish I had done it years ago. Thank you for helping me to keep my sanity.”

Timothy Spruill, STEM Pathways Teacher
Woodlawn High School, East Baton Rouge Parish

 

“The Gordon A. Cain Center at LSU is a fount of practical wisdom in K–12 education. The Cain Center focuses its resources on providing teachers-to-be with deep subject-matter study, along with direct exposure to and experience with effective methods, to the benefit of Louisiana students and beyond. Leaders and others at the Center played a central role in the creation of Eureka Math®. Eureka has won accolades from expert reviewers, and enjoys widespread use nationally and throughout the state of Louisiana. I’m convinced hundreds of thousands of math teachers nationwide are grateful to the Cain Center for the talent it arrays and for the mission it pursues.”

Lynne Munson, President and Executive Director
Great Minds®

 

“The dual enrollment program along with the VPSB paying for the classes gives my students who are academically capable a unique opportunity that they would not normally have and most could not pay for on their own. Starting college with credits already in place along with the confidence they gain by proving to themselves they are capable of handling a college level class is priceless for my students.”

Joseph Nagy, Dual Enrollment Teacher
Abbeville High, Vermilion Parish

 

”I really would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to teach this semester. This semester was tough teaching three course and still maintaining my master teacher responsibilities. However, I feel that the training and resources made it easier for me to accomplish this task. I greatly appreciate the time and help that you provided me this semester.”

Keila M. Joseph, STEM Pathways Teacher
St. John STEM Magnet High School Program, St. John the Baptist Parish

 

“Obtaining a college degree has never been more important than it is today. But the US, once a leader in higher education, now lags behind at least 11 other countries in terms of completion rates for adults ages 25–34. Increasing K–12’s college readiness is critical to improving our outcomes in this area. The LSU Cain Center’s strategy of aligning high school dual enrollment standards with those of currently enrolled LSU students serves as a model for the country.”

F. King Alexander, former President
LSU

 

”Thank you for all of your help and support this semester. I was very nervous as this was my first time teaching. But, the curriculum is so easy to follow that it was no trouble for me. Thanks!”

Diane Law, STEM Pathways Teacher
Donaldsonville High School, Ascension Parish

 

“The QSM [Quality Science & Mathematics] grant is a valuable resource for Varnado High. Our school received a grant this year that gives our middle school students opportunities to develop understandings of mathematical relationships and connect math to everyday life using technology.”

Jennifer Beninato, Principal
Varnado High School, Washington Parish

 

“The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has consistently noted that our community needs a much stronger base of science and mathematics teachers in our schools. The Gordon A. Cain Center teacher programs are of critical importance to the quality of life in our community and across the state.”

John Spain, Executive Vice President
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation

 

“The MSP [Math Science Partnership] grant has impacted my teaching in a number of ways. One of the most dramatic was the use of questioning with the students. Learning to ask the right question drew students into the learning process, required them to become critical thinkers, and ultimately led to success on assessments.”

Armetta Wright, STEM Teacher
Magnolia Woods Elementary, East Baton Rouge Parish

 

“In our new long-range strategic plan, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber has made STEM education one of its top priorities. We have determined that our region’s talent needs to require more business engagement and better outcomes around STEM fields, starting in K–12 education. The Cain Center’s programs are of crucial importance to economic development, both here and across Louisiana.”

Adam Knapp, President and CEO
Baton Rouge Area Chamber

 

"At LED FastStart®, we’re proud of our ranking as the nation’s No. 1 state workforce development program. One of the best ways to build Louisiana’s workforce for the future is to develop deep talent in teaching STEM skills. Our major employers in energy, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing demand these skills. And nowhere is this truer than in the software development, digital media and IT fields, which make up Louisiana’s fastest-growing industry sector. The Cain Center for STEM Literacy at LSU—with its proven leadership in STEM teaching and student opportunities—is a valuable partner in this mission."

Jeff Lynn, Executive Director
Louisiana Economic Development FastStart®

 

“The QSM [Quality Science & Mathematics] grant has provided our classroom teachers with hands-on technology that our district could not afford. The equipment we have received has helped us implement higher order thinking skills using the latest available strategies to improve student learning.” 

Pamela Graham, Principal
Fairfield Elementary Magnet School, Caddo Parish