Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Rosalyn Starnes
Upon graduation with a B.A. Degree from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, Rosalyn Starnes accepted the position as a tenth grade English teacher at Chalmette High for the 1964-1965 school year and she never left. She continued her education by enrolling in graduate school at Loyola University where she received a degree in Guidance, Counseling , Administration, Parish/City School Supervisor of Instruction, and Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance . Rosalyn soon realized that to be a more effective counselor to the whole student, she needed to do graduate work in special education. This led to a Master’s Degree +30. She has had many rewarding experiences over the years while teaching and working with students, teachers, staff and parents. She has taught at all levels of English—regular and honors and English 101 at the Nunez Community College. She was Department Chair in the English Department for many years before accepting the counselor’s job. She served as summer school principal for a number of years. Other roles included Drug Free School Coordinator, Special Education and 504 Coordinator, workshop presenter for English teachers throughout Louisiana and California, Close-Up chaperone, Coordinator for high school study abroad. She also enjoys reading, traveling, attending plays and concerts both school and Broadway whether at the Saenger or in New York or community plays. There are so many talented students and teachers at CHS. The directors’ ability to perfectly cast each role amazes her. Chalmette High is her home away from home. Working with the student body and the caring and helpful staff and parents has certainly been and continues to be fulfilling and delightful to her. She hopes that parents continue to be supportive and assist in helping their children to be the best that they can be and to attain the goals they set for themselves. Opening eyes, instilling thoughts and possibilities in the minds of students is what she has always strived for with those who came her way.