Phone: 985-758-7579

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Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Educational Leadership Southeastern University Nicholls State University Bachelor of Education in Instrumental Music Education Certified K-12 Instrumental Music Certified Mentor Teacher

Mrs. Annette Blanchard

Mrs. Annette Blanchard is in her twentieth year as director of bands at J.B. Martin Middle School. A native of Houma, Louisiana, she attended Nicholls State University receiving a bachelor of instrumental music education degree and in 2022 completed her degree in educational leadership with Southeastern Louisiana State University. Now in her twenty-seventh year of teaching, Mrs. Blanchard has taught in the parishes of Terrebonne, Lafourche, and St Charles. Bands under her direction have consistently received accolades at the district, state, and regional levels. She is a member of several professional organizations including the National Association for Music Educators, Louisiana Music Educators Association, District VII Band Directors Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, Louisiana Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Mrs. Blanchard is genuinely invested in the students at J.B. Martin. She was named the J.B. Martin Teacher of the Year in December of 2022 and in March of 2023, was named St. Charles Parish Middle School District Teacher of the Year. She has held several leadership positions at J.B. Martin, in St. Charles Parish, and in District VII including committee chair, honor band chair, and department head. She also has a shared enthusiasm for new teachers and is a resident teacher mentor for aspiring music educators and for new teachers within the school.

Outside of school, Mrs. Blanchard enjoys yoga, teaching musical theater, and spending time with her husband, Jerome, and daughter Remi.