Emma Shepard, Ed. S., is a retired teacher from Caddo parish. She taught in the Caddo Parish School District for 26 years. Dr. Shepard received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, plus 30 hours from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She also has an Education Specialist degree from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge. Dr. Shepard’s other certifications and roles include Reading Specialist, Instructional Supervision and Provisional Principal. She participated in the Caddo Administrative Internship Program.
She has also held membership and leadership roles in other organizations like the National Education Association (NEA), Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), Caddo Association of Educators, and Phi Delta Kappa. As the NEA Director for Louisiana, Dr. Shepard spent many hours on Capitol Hill lobbying for issues concerning education and other issues affecting our state and nation. She recently served as Legislative Chair and president for her local Unit, the Caddo Retired Teachers Association.
Currently, Dr. Shepard is president of Louisiana Association of Educators-Retired and serves on the LAE Board of Directors. In addition, she is a Volunteer Advocate for AARP, YWCA Racial and Social Justice Committee, Together Louisiana, NWLA Women’s Democratic Club, and League of Women Voters. For over 20 years, Dr. Shepard has chaired the Read Across America/Louisiana program. Dr. Shepard has a deep love for the educational profession. She has always had a passion for learning and a greater passion for passing it on to our youth.
“I have a sincere desire to serve others with integrity and pride.”