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John Lary (LA '15)

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Shreveport, LA   |    Oct 27, 2015
C.E. Byrd High School

Shreveport History Teacher John Lary Wins $25,000 Milken Award

John Lary, a 2015-16 Louisiana Milken Educator Award recipient who teaches AP history at C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, has almost 200 students in his classes this year, up from just 30 when he first started. And he's got a reputation for getting results: The number of students passing AP exams at the school has increased 500%, and many students graduate with 20 or more college credits. 

Lary's classroom is papered with vintage posters and signs, and his students say he has a knack for making history come alive. Lary's grandparents were teachers, and it's clear that education is his passion. "I chose teaching and I absolutely love what I do," Lary says. "And it's amazing to see that it's having an impact."

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  • Congratulations to Mr. Lary! He is truly a wonderful and inspiring teacher that is very deserving of this award.

    Posted by Sonya Toms, 13/11/2015 6:36am (8 years ago)


    Posted by Marilyn METZ, 12/11/2015 11:07am (8 years ago)

  • That's my nephew. I am proud of him. An education award is a lot better than an Oscar award. Go John go.

    Posted by Rick bullard, 29/10/2015 6:12pm (8 years ago)

  • He is such an awesome teacher and person!! Was my sons favorite teacher and influenced his path to a major of political science and international relations!!! Great choice! Thank you Mr. Lary!

    Posted by DeAnna Kamphuis, 27/10/2015 8:07pm (8 years ago)

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