Kerrie Guilmino said as a college student studying education she always heard how good the St. Charles Parish Public School System was.
“So when the opportunity arose I was luckily able to get the job,” she said. “I got Albert Cammon in college and never left.”
Guilmino is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Albert Cammon Middle School. Some of her leadership positions include serving as the school’s Social Studies Department Chairperson and Social Studies Fair Coordinator, the district’s Social Studies curriculum team member, the school’s Improvement Team Chairperson, the school and district-level Development Designs Facilitator, the school and district- level Study Skills Committee member, the school’s Athletic Director and as the head coach of every female sport at ACM.
LaSonn Porter, the ACM’s principal, has high praise for Guilmino.
“She assumes several leadership positions at both the school and district level, which impact all of Albert Cammon Middle School’s stakeholders,” Porter said. “Just when I think she cannot take on one more thing, she takes it on. Guilmino sponsors ACM’s Jr. Beta Club, Yearbook, and took the initiative – without prompting – to lead last year’s eLearning Teaching Team. Ms. Guilmino is a natural born problem solver … she always offers innovative ideas and solutions. She’s an out of the box thinker who also keeps the fun in things.”
Because of the pandemic, last school year presented Guilmino with numerous opportunities to think outside of the box. Guilmino said because she and others taught in-person classes and facilitated online learning for remote students, there was a comradery in trying to figure out how to balance everything.
“With last year being very different just as a group had to figure it out as we went,” she said. “I had a couple ideas … I just was like, ‘We’re in all of this together.’ I’m excited for this school year … hopefully it will be more like it used to be. But a lot of good things came out of last year … there were a lot of things we learned. I’m excited.”
Her fellow teachers and co-workers, she said, have become more than just peers.
“Albert Cammon become my family,” she said. “It’s a second home to me. Some of my closest friends I’ve gotten from being there. I know I can call anyone on that staff and they would drop anything to help. They have taught me how to be a teacher.”
Guilmino will receive a $25 gift card to Birdies.