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Mrs. Velda Benjamin Gilyot

Velda Benjamin Gilyot

ACT Coordinator

8th and 9th Grade Counselor

 

Education:

Southern University BS-Secondary Education 

Auburn University-AP Certification for Literature/AP Certification for Writing

Walden University-M.Ed-Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

 

About:      

My career began at John F. Kennedy Senior High (12 years), then Xavier University Preparatory (5 years), and St. Augustine High (5 years) before Hurricane Katrina. While teaching English, I was Activity Director for the Majorettes, Cheerleaders, Tall Flags, Short Flags, Letter/Banner Carriers, and founder of the JFK award winning Cougarette Dance Team.

 

I was also one of the directors of The Benjamin’s Center for Dance and Gymnastics, along with my mother, Dr. Velma C. Benjamin and my sister, Jean Benjamin Vappie, for 29 years, until Hurricane Katrina. They too were educators: My mother (32 years at McD #35) and sister, Gregory Jr. High (20years). 

 

  

Favorite Book:  On Becoming...Michelle Obama/ Little Fires Everywhere..Celeste Ng

 

Favorite Place on Campus:  The Chapel


Favorite Marching 100 Song:  In the Stone by Earth, Wind and Fire


Favorite Snowball Flavor:  Strawberry with condensed milk

 

Favorite Teacher:  Dr. Louise Kaltenbaugh

 

Favorite Trip: Broadway, New York, New York

 

Mrs. Velda Benjamin-Gilyot
vgilyot@purpleknights.com
504.944.2424 ext. 350
8th and 9th Grade Counselor
ACT Coordinator