Dr. James Quebedeaux, Acadiana High School

Dr James Quebedeaux teaches chemistry and physics at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr. Quebedeaux graduated from the University of Louisiana in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in science education. Upon completing this degree, Dr Quebedeaux completed his Master of Arts Degree majoring in Administration and Supervision from the University of Louisiana. His passion for research and love of learning led him to complete his Doctor of Philosophy from Louisiana State University majoring in Curriculum and Instruction with a physics focus. Dr Quebedeaux has made it his goal to reach learners of all backgrounds and learning styles to motivate them to pursue their dreams of furthering their education after high school. He believes that all students can succeed, even in the midst of a rigorous curriculum such as physics. Dr. Quebedeaux is a program builder. He has been involved in the start-up of several schools across the U.S. in his career. He has accepted the challenge of building a competitive physics program at Acadiana High School. More importantly, Dr. Quebedeaux is a people builder. His positive demeanor is instrumental in mentoring new teachers and reaching students of all backgrounds and experiences. His student population has grown in number and diversity in his physics classes. Although Dr. Quebedeaux has been the recipient of several awards and honors such as the Walmart Teacher of the Year, the Radio Shack Tandy Scholars Teacher of the Year, and The American Legion Educator of the Year, he is most fulfilled by watching his students succeed at life’s challenges and cheering them on as they add to their own list of accomplishments.