At the DOEC, we have great expectations!

The purpose of the Supervisor of Instruction is to provide leadership through supervising, observing, and evaluating the instructional program for students with exceptionalities from preschool to graduation. Supervision of Instructional Staff and programs is provided in order to implement an effective instructional program to meet the needs of a student according to the Individualized Education Program. Coordination of specific training needs are determined and provided to Instructional Staff, school-based administrators, and teachers in order to meet state and federal guidelines in providing a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) to students with exceptionalities. Participation with various community groups, organizations, and agencies that are concerned with exceptional children is necessary for public understanding. A prioritized management system is maintained for accomplishing administrative and curricular tasks.  In addition, leadership is provided to all Program Partners within the Early Childhood Community Network, Caddo Smart Start, which includes public school PreK, charter school PreK, public school early childhood special education, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Type III Child Care Centers. 

Instruction Team Members


Instructional Specialists

Preschool Coordinator

Itinerant Preschool Inclusion Teachers

Itinerant Special Education Teachers

Itinerant Hard of Hearing and Vision Teachers

Itinerant Gifted Teachers

Talented Arts Teachers

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Adapted Physical Education Teachers

Homebound Teachers


Supervisor of Instruction

Temeka Seemster
(318) 603-6702


Cassandra Henderson
Instructional Facilitator

Joan Whitesides
Gifted Facilitator

Paesha Finister-Wright
Placement Facilitator

Laura Carroway
Related Services Facilitator

Clerical Staff

Lanita Lister
Instruction Secretary 

Dawn Pourteau 
Homebound Secretary 

Johnetta Dotson
Instruction Clerical 

Carrie Ford 
Instruction Clerical 

Vundia Thomas 
Instruction Clerical 

Kellie Moore 
Gifted Clerical 

Teresa Gillyard 
Technology Clerical