Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Art degree in Elementary Education with an add on certification in library science
Juanita Latour Peralta has 12 years of education experience. She attended the University of New Orleans where she received her bachelor's degree in education and a certificate in library science. She created and started Andrew Jackson Middle School's library and previously W. Smith's library following Hurricane Katrina. She has been acting librarian at Andrew Jackson Middle School for the past 6 years.
Mrs. Peralta Lives with her husband, Lorne Peralta, in Violet, St. Bernard. She has four children, Lauren, Taren, Demi, and Jacob, all Chalmette High School graduates. Lauren is a published author and lawyer, Taren is a kindergarten teacher at Gauthier Elementary School, Demi is attending pharmacy school, and Jacob is graduating from the University of New Orleans in the fall of 2016 with a degree in accounting. Mrs. Peralta loves reading and believes that mastering reading is the key to all learning.