Patrick Flanagan

I chose to teach because I want to inspire young minds, and open their eyes to the endless possibilities that a well-rounded education can provide. 

Professional info:
  • 2006 Bachelor of Arts in History - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • 2011 Master of Arts in History - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • 2010-2012 - Reporter for The Daily Iberian
  • 2012-2015 - Staff writer for The Independent
  • 2015-Present - 7th grade American History teacher at J.H. Williams Middle School


Professional accolades:
  • Featured at the 2008 Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival in Lafayette for the documentary "King of Kings" a film that looked into the world of South Louisiana rooster fighting through the eyes of a veteran rooster fighter in the months leading up to a state law banning its practice. In the making of this cultural documentary, I filmed, edited and conducted all the interviews, and attended one live rooster fight at an inconspicuous building somewhere along the back-roads of Acadia Parish.

  • Featured in the Spring 2008 edition of Clio's Quill the annual journal of the UL Lafayette Department of History and Geography for an article looking at Che Guevara's last stand in Bolivia.

  •  Featured in the fifth edition (2014) of Criminal Justice in Louisiana  a criminal justice textbook published annually by the UL Press for the article "Gobstoppers V. Crimestoppers," which examined Louisiana's harsh sentencing laws through the tragic story of how a stolen box of Gobstoppers led to one down-and-out man's life imprisonment, ultimately revealing a system that thrives on mental illness and drug addiction.


JH Williams Middle School
1105 Prairie Avenue

Abbeville, Louisiana  70510-4901

Ph.:  (337)893-3943 

Fax:  (337)893-5190


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