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Education & Social Science Graduates

Dominic Salinas

WHAT I DO NOW:

I am the Director of the Department of Education at Centenary College.

  

MY WORK/JOB CONSISTS OF:

Teaching and Administration 

 

HOW I GOT TO LSUS (OR WHY I CHOSE LSUS):

Excellent reputation as a teacher-preparation university. 

 

FOND MEMORIES OF LSUS: 

Parking in the gravel pit, eating the "Snack Shack," Attending very small meetings with Margaret Meade and Capt. Grace Hopper

 

LSUS FACULTY WHO HELPED ME:

Dr. David Gustavson, Dr. Sandra Bowen, Mrs. Dorothy Cadie

 

HOW LSUS HELPED ME SUCCEED:

Gave me my certification to begin my teaching career.

 

ADVICE TO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS:

Take it one semester at a time.  Your time at LSUS is relatively short compared to the amount of time you will spend in your working career.

 

ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO ENTER MY FIELD:

You must really have a love for children.

 

TIPS ON CHOOSING A MAJOR/CAREER:

Choose something you are passionate about! 

 

MY TOUGHEST PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE:

Convincing non-educators how difficult teaching is

 

MY TOUGHEST PERSONAL CHALLENGE:

Listening more 

 

SUCCESSES IN MY LIFE:

Bossier Parish Teacher of the Year, Bossier High School Teacher of the Year, PDK Service Award Winner, PDK Earl McKenzie Award Winner, LSUS Circle of Excellence, NEWMAST Alumnus, Region I Science Fair Director's Award, Zonta Club Award Winner, Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana Trustee

 

I'VE LEARNED THIS FROM LIFE:

There is never enough patience in the world.

  

WHAT I'D BE DOING IF I HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD:

Traveling