Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Shantel Octave
My name is Shantel Octave. I am the 7th grade Reading and Pre-AP Reading teacher. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Louisiana Tech University. I also hold a Master's degree in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master's endorsement in Educational Leadership from Western Governor's University. I also hold a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola University New Orleans.
This is my 11th year in education and my first year at Nolan Ryan Junior High. I have taught ELA and Social Studies classes from 5th through 12th grade, but 7th grade is definitely special to me because I get to see my students transition to independent readers and writers.
When not at school, my husband of 17 years, Shannon, and I spent time with our 2 sons, Shannon Jr and Shayler. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, baking, and solving puzzles. I am originally from a small town in Louisiana called Edgard. My family and I are huge New Orleans Saints fans!