Hello! I am the 1st grade teacher for Red Stick Academy. I have my B.S. in Family and Child Studies from McNeese State where I was also a cheerleader. I have been in education for 22 years. I got into education because I wanted to be available for my future school-aged children. Teaching prepared me for motherhood! I also desired to see others' children succeed during their foundational years. I've been married to David for 24 years. My children are: Dawson (LSU Freshman), John Morgan (12th grade), and Addison (10th grade). Our Bryndal, a Jack Russell chunky puppy, is 11 years old.. When asked about makes her excited about this new year, Mrs. Latona said "Watching my students learn to read is exciting!!"