I chose to teach because
  • I get to make a positive impact in the life of a child, give them the gift of an education, and prepare them for tomorrow.


  • University of Louisiana @ Lafayette 1998-2002

  • Louisiana State University 1995-1997

  • 2002-2009 2nd grade Eaton Park all subjects

  • 2009-present – 3rd Grade Meaux Elementary all subjects

Professional Activities:

  • Eaton Park Discipline Committee

  • Eaton Park Character Committee

  • Eaton Park AR Committee

  • Dibels testing committee

  • Meaux PBS Committee

  • Staff Development:

  • Leters Training

  • Dibels Training

  • Phonology Training

  • Project Read Training

  • Accommodating Individual Difference Training

  • Completed Louisiana INTECH

  • Promethean ActivBoard Training

  • ETI

  • Leadership Activity in the Training of Future Teachers:

  • *Presented to other 2nd grade teachers in the parish on reading core, flexible groups, and center activities

  • ULL student observation in Math, Reading, and Language

  • Observation of Reading Core by other teachers in the parish

2009-10 Vermilion Parish Elementary  Teacher of the Year

Hallie B. Rivera

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” – John Cotton Dana


  • 2009-2010 – Eaton Park Elementary Teacher of the Year

  • 2009-2010 – Vermilion Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year


  • Married to Ben Rivera

  • Two sons – Gavin and Rylan

  • Daughter of Ann Trahan and Gussie Broussard

Hobbies – camping, reading books about education and mysteries, and spending time with my family

Technology Connections

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 Email:  hbarras@vrml.k12.la.us

Vermilion Parish Honors Page

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