Katherine LaChance has been

selected as the Teacher of the Month for Orangefield Junior High School.

Mrs. LaChance has been

teaching for 11 years, six of those with Orangefield ISD. She currently teaches Algebra I and eighth grade math. LaChance was a

candidate for the Beaumont Reaud Excellence in Education Foundation in 2011 and

was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2011, by her campus.

LaChance has published three

books designed to help students and teachers succeed in the secondary math


“Teaching for me is about

watching the light come on for students struggling with Math,” LaChance said. “I

enjoy laughing with my students and making an otherwise tough subject a little

more fun.”