Morris Jeff Community School Teacher Eric Schroeder has been named a Grand Winner in the 2020 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Awards (NOETA). Mr. Schroeder is the Eighth Grade Individuals & Societies (I & S) Teacher and head of the Middle School I & S Department. A virtual ceremony was held recently to honor the recipients. Grand Winners received a $2,500 prize, thanks to generous $10,000 grants from both the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff Foundation (CFP Foundation).
Mr. Schroeder is a graduate of Middlebury College and Tulane Law School, and practiced law in New Orleans and New York City before returning to New Orleans to pursue his true passion for teaching. He is currently in his 7th year of teaching at Morris Jeff and is a founding member of our middle school. “I am honored to receive this recognition and fortunate to work with an amazing group of people at Morris Jeff. They consistently inspire me and share their insight and experience freely. Teaching is a challenging profession, and none of us can do it alone,” said Mr. Schroeder.
The NOETA finalists represent the top educators in the city, based on the following criteria: student achievement, strong student relationships, constant learning, and impact on the community. School leaders, teachers, coaches, and other academic or cultural leaders at any New Orleans area public school/network were eligible to nominate exceptional teachers for this citywide award.
“Morris Jeff is proud to have Mr. Schroeder’s influence and professionalism on our faculty,” said Patricia Perkins, Morris Jeff Community School Head of School. “His caring spirit, selfless actions, and drive for excellence benefit our community on a daily basis. The testimonials from Eric’s colleagues and students are a beautiful tribute to his significant impact on our school community. “