Phone: 504.301.2600


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education, University of New Orleans Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Gifted Education, University of New Orleans Greater New Orleans Writing Project Academically Gifted Certified Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, California - Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Mr. J. Templet

   "All human beings are also dream beings... Dreaming ties all of us together" -Jack Kerouac         

      Like you, Mr. Templet is a product of Chalmette High and the St. Bernard Parish School District (Class of 2006). His passion for literature and the English language began at a young age and in the very classrooms in which you now sit. Here at Chalmette, he became enthralled by the power that great literature and writing has to inform and connect people from all over the world. This infatuation with the written word lead him into an almost decade long career in journalism, where he witnessed just how substantial writing and reading are to our society. It is this discovery that influenced him to become an educator. He has personally witnessed how important skilled communication is, and he hopes to impart this to you so that you can succeed wherever your lives take you after leaving this classroom. If you can say what you mean and mean what you say, the world is your oyster!

      In addition to teaching English II and English III Advanced Placement Language and Composition, Mr. Templet is the sponsor of Magnum Opus, Chalmette High’s literary magazine, co-sponsor of the CHS Ambassadors, and is the assitant director of the CHS Live fall play. He also works in the visitor side concession stand during Owl football games serving fans the best cold drinks and popcorn in the New Orleans area. Outside of Chalmette High’s halls, he is a clarinetist with the Jefferson Community Band. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, The National Association for Gifted Children, The Association for the Gifted, and The Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children. When not in the classroom, Mr. Templet can be found reading some of his favorite books, including his absolute favorite, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or talking too loudly on his front porch while music by Stevie Nicks or the Rolling Stones plays from the stereo.

     This classroom is your place to fly. So, soar on Owls. Soar on!