MEET YOUR TEACHERS

Lorna Bankston Ott
Director of Livingston Virtual
Lorna grew up in Watson and is very proud of her Livingston Parish roots.  She is married and has two sons and four grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family, especially playing with her grandchildren.  She loves cooking, reading, and traveling.  She attended all 12 years of school at Live Oak High School.  She graduated from LSU in Secondary Education and was hired to teach English and Speech at Live Oak High School.  She was in the classroom for 9 years before she moved to the Guidance Office where she remained until retiring in 2017 to care for her husband and parents. She became a return to work retiree, because of the opportunity to coordinate digital resources for the parish’s curriculum department.  She is excited about developing Livingston Virtual, the parish’s first full-time, online learning program.  She has a deep love for Livingston Parish and its school system.  She is passionate about education and providing students with every academic option available to them that will enhance their futures in this ever-changing global society.

Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling plus 30 hours in Educational Leadership

Education

Certification

English

Social Studies

Speech

Guidance

Years Teaching Experience

36 years

Karen Jeane Deel
Teacher
Karen has been married for 28 years and has two children, ages 25 and 26.  She graduated from Denham Springs High School and had the privilege of living in Alaska, Mississippi, Virginia, and Maine working in the private sector as a Lab Technician before moving back to Louisiana. She attended LSU for two years and then transferred and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has taught 6th-8th grade ELA for 12 years in Livingston Parish at Southside Junior High and North Corbin Junior High. She enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and crabbing.  She also enjoys playing the piano and learning about all the newest and greatest technological innovations! She is excited to be part of Livingston Virtual and is looking forward to teaching her students. 

Bachelor of Science in Education

Education

Certification

English

Years Teaching Experience

12 Years

Merileen Richardson Dupepé
Teacher
Merileen was raised in Holden and received her high school diploma from Holden High School. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She worked as an accountant for 12 years before becoming a teacher. She has taught Math and Business classes throughout her 18 year career at Ponchatoula High, Denham Springs High, and Holden School. She has been married for 27 years and has one son. She enjoys camping, riding horses, and spending quality time with family. She is looking forward to teaching virtually!

 

Masters in Business Administration

Teaching Certification

Education

Certification

Mathematics

Business Education

Years Teaching Experience

18 Years

Livingston Virtual

Main Campus

9261 Florida Blvd.

Walker, Louisiana 70785

225-686-4333

LivingstonVirtual@lpsb.org

Notice of  Non-Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill. Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all websites and web applications, both public-facing and for internal use, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 Level AA. Any issues should be reported toLPWebAccessibility@lpsb.org. (stephen.parrill@lpsb.org), Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225) 686-7044. The Special Education Director is Dr. Eric Penalber (eric.penalber@lpsb.org); the LPPS 504 Coordinator is Marcia McKnight (Marcia.McKnight@lpsb.org), P.O. Box 1130 Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225)686-4248