At the age of 17, when Tamara Warner decided to become a teacher, she never imagined it would afford her the success she's achieved in the last 15 years in education. And she definitely didn't think it would lead to her being named a semi-finalist for the Louisiana Department of Education's 2018 Principal of the Year award.
Warner, the principal at Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies, is among 24 other education leaders
who're currently in the hunt for this top honor. But, if afforded this esteem award, it wouldn't be Warner's first recognition as a school leader. Her staff and students recently surprised her during a ceremony where she was