Degrees and Certifications:
BS Chemical Engineering Fluent NorwegianConversational Danish & SwedishCertified Occupational Safety Specialist
Mrs. Michelle B Boudreaux
My name is Michelle Breaux Boudreaux, a native of Chalmette and graduate of Andrew Jackson High School. Following high school, I attended Tulane University and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. I then chose to move to Stavanger, Norway, and work for Statoil, the national oil company of Norway. Statoil had just expanded major exploration and production of fields in the water of the Norwegian continental shelf along the North Sea. I lived in Norway and worked with Statoil for 15 years. I am fluent in Norwegian and conversational in Danish and Swedish.
I live locally with my husband Jack “Chuck” Boudreaux, a Berwick native and graduate of BHS. Once my children were out of the nest, I decided to return to the workforce. But rather than enter the corporate world again, I opted to follow my heart and teach, something I have always loved. I feel my background in chemistry, years of practical experience in the oil industry, and work with oilfield safety and compliance, uniquely qualify me to teach this important subject in the heart of the Gulf Coast petroleum belt.
I have three adult children, one in each of the other US time zones. My oldest is a registered nurse in Colorado. She and her husband live there raising my first two granddaughters. My son is a doctoral student at Boston University, now building on a Master’s in biology to study animal diversification and behavior. My youngest daughter remains in California with her father and is still trying to figure out where her life should go following high school.
I understand that your child will be dealing with homework in a number of subjects, some on the honors level. Every effort will be made to minimize what the student has to do at home. But understand, homework and independent study is essential to succeed in this course. Hopefully, between the three of us we can allow your child to advance in chemistry and all of their other subjects. If you have any other questions, now or throughout the semester, do not hesitate to contact me. I have my planning period during the third block of the day, roughly from 11 until Noon. I can be reached by phone through the school at 985-385-8450 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.