About The Teacher

Mrs. Lana Gilliam

Eden Gardens Magnet

Kindergarten Ducklings



About The Teacher

I decided to become a teacher while attending elementary school in Little 
Rock, Arkansas. While earning my elementary and early childhood degree 
Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, my passion for 
teaching was reaffirmed.
 My teaching career began in 1975 in East Baton Rouge Parish at Bakerfield 
Elementary.  In 1978 I "nested" in the eagles nest at Eden Gardens 
kindergarten.  This will be my 44th year teaching Kindergarten.
 My heart is filled with very special memories and moments after this many 
years.  I have also been married to my husband, Bobby, who is an attorney 
Wilkinson, Carmody, and Gilliam for 44 years.  We have a 38 year old 
son who graduated from Centenary while playing college baseball. He is now 
the Baseball coach at Bossier Parish Community College. 
  In addition to my love for teaching and baseball, I enjoy scrap booking, 
collecting duck items for the children and Christmas shopping all year 
Keeping in touch with friends is important to me so I do a lot of 
emailing and facebook!   
  My favorite TV channel is HGTV.  I also love Lifetime movies! 
has always been an interst to me so I recently took a 
photography class at BPCC and was able to use the techniques I learned 
taking pictures of the children.  I use these snapshots to make a memory 
book for each child for their end of the year gift. I am always looking 
for a 
tech savvy mom to take over this project!
 I am a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and belong to a ladies sunday 
school class where I serve as the treasurer.  I also serve on the pre 
committee at my church.
  I look forward to getting to know each child and parent as we make this 
wonderful school year.  I realize each child is unique and by nurturing 
child at his/her individual stage of development, this year will be a 
to be cherished!

Mission For The Class

School should be a place where children want to be because it is 
exciting, challenging and fun!  I value children's curiosity and encourage 
their questions. Our kindergarten program provides children with 
opportunities to experience success and develop self confidence in an 
academic setting.