Dominic Salinas, Ed.D.
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