Josephine Allen retired from Caddo Parish Public Schools in 1989 after serving 15 years as a classroom teacher of Biology and Mathematics (Algebra I, II, & Business Math) at Fair Park and Woodlawn High Schools followed by 12 years as a counselor at Lakeshore Jr. High, Union Jr.-Sr. High, Fair Park, and Caddo Career Center (later renamed Caddo Career & Technology Center). Her final educational position was 9 years as Assistant Principal of Instruction at Fair Park High School. After her retirement, she was elected to the Caddo Parish School Board and served from 1991-1995. It was during this service that Ron Adams became interested in establishing a scholarship fund for graduates of the Caddo Career & Technology Center. It was a chance for Mrs. Allen to help further the training and skills of seniors who wished to pursue their chosen profession.
David Barr retired from Caddo Public Schools after serving as Supervisor of Loss and Security Control and, later, as Director of Classified Personnel. He has worked for Goodwill Industries as Vice President of Human Resources. David has served in the U.S. Army in the branches of Air Defense, Military Intelligence, and Military Police. He has also served as a Reserve Deputy with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Dr. Gayle Flowers
Gayle Flowers is currently Director of Career, Adult & Alternative Education for Caddo Parish Public Schools after having served as Caddo Career & Technology Center’s Principal for fourteen years. Prior to that, she was Director of the Northwest Louisiana Tech Prep Consortium, and prior to that a Business and Marketing teacher.
Ms. Flowers is married to Bill Mayfield, a local businessman, and is the mother of Thomas, a college sophomore, and Kate, a high school sophomore. Ms. Flowers earned both her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where she is an active member of the alumni. She is a recipient of the:
2011 Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow Award; 2009 LSUS Circle of Excellence Award; 2009 Outstanding Career & Technical Educator Award; 2006 League of Women Voters’ “Women Who Connect Youth to Careers” Award; 2004 Region 7 High School Principal of the Year; 2002 TIMES’ Leaders of the New Century Award; 1999 graduate of Leadership Louisiana; 1998 Harrah’s Constellation Award; 1991 Shreveport Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Educator Award; and 1989 graduate of Leadership Shreveport-Bossier. In addition, Ms. Flowers is active in numerous professional and civic organizations.
Susan Heun retired from Caddo Parish Public Schools in June of 2007 with over 33 years of service; twenty-eight of those years she worked at the Caddo Career & Technology Center as a member of the office staff. Susan joined the CCTC Foundation as its secretary in August of 2008.
Susan is married to Clyde Heun, a former Caddo Parish Public School teacher and coach. Clyde currently teaches EMT classes in the Paramedic Program at Bossier Parish Community College. The Heun family also includes son, Chris; daughter-in-law, Tara; grandchildren, Meredith and Jacob.
Bill Lyons and his wife, Brenda, are owners of Kona Ice of Shreveport & Bossier. The company serves individuals, schools, churches, and businesses in the area for special events and fund raising opportunities.
Prior to Kona, Bill spent thirteen years at Caddo Career & Technology Center, serving as an instructor in Graphic Arts, Education for Careers, and Digital Media.
Spring is a native of Shreveport. She is a graduate of Grambling State University. She has a Master’s Plus 30 Degree and also has a Reading Specialist Degree. She attended Southern University in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and La Tech in Ruston, Louisiana.
Her experiences include teaching at Woodlawn High School for 23 years and Caddo Career & Technology Center for 13 years as an Inclusion and Literacy Teacher. She also taught Adult Literacy for several years.
Spring is a member of Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church. She is very active in the mission work of the church. She is an active member of the North Shreveport Kiwanis Club and serves as the current treasurer. She is actively involved in the Bethane High School Alumni Association, and serves as treasurer, and a member of the Legends Committee; that helps with decision making and activities of the association.
Spring recently retired from the Caddo Public Schools after 36 years of service.
Travis is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. Travis is the managing partner for Cook and Morehart Certified Public Accountants. Travis has approximately 30 years experience in public accounting. He is licensed to practice in louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.
Travis has served on a number of boards including the Louisiana Baptist Foundation Board, Linwood Public Charter School, Treasurer of Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association and is a member of Barksdale Baptist Church.
Travis is married to Sandra Morehart. They have two sons, Daniel and Stephen and six grandchildren.
Joyce A. Murphy
Joyce A. Murphy is a retired librarian who has served on the CCTC Foundation since 1999. She worked twenty years in the Ouachita Parish School System and five years in the Caddo Parish School System. She served as the Caddo Career & Technology Center Librarian for three years before retirement. Joyce’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Oklahoma and her Master plus 30 is from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. She has three children and six grandchildren.
Chuck Penn serves as the Executive Director of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Shreveport. Along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Chuck Penn brings to the position over thirty years of construction industry experience having spent the previous twelve years as a Senior Representative with Texas Industries. He also has a financial background as a registered securities representative and financial consultant. Chuck’s knowledge of the Northwest Louisiana construction market and the companies and people involved therein serves as a valuable asset. Deeply committed to the Northwest Louisiana area, he has held several leadership positions in charitable and civic organizations and has served four years as Chairman of the Board of Governors for Shreveport Shriners Hospital for Children. Chuck and his wife, Jessica, will soon celebrate 38 years of marriage. They have been blessed with three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys people from every walk of life and is comfortable visiting with a broad range of people, from the laborer on the jobsite to the CEO of a corporation.
Terry has been a Shreveport resident for 40 years. He moved to Shreveport from Detroit, Michigan in 1978 with General Motors and worked on the construction of the new General Motors Assembly Plant.
Terry worked for General Motors for 34 years, retiring in 2006. He held numerous positions in production, engineering, and maintenance. At his retirement, he was the Director of Manufacturing Engineering, having responsibility for all facility engineering and maintenance activities, industrial engineering activities, and environmental engineering activities.
Terry is married, has three children, and six grand children.
Terry is a board member of the CCTC Foundation, taught a Jobs for America’s Graduates class at CCTC for a year, has taught Junior Achievement classes, and is a trustee at the First Methodist Church.
Gard Wayt, CLU, RHU
President of Wayt Insurance Agency, Inc., established in 1972, and President of Benefit Choices, Inc., marketing employee benefit plans to small businesses, Gard is also President of Gard Wayt & Associates, a regional marketing and consulting firm. He is a member of Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s Agent Advisory Board.
A two-time former member of the Caddo Parish Police Jury (now Caddo Parish Commission) and a former Caddo Parish School Board Member, Gard has a long history of leadership in educational, economic development, church and service organizations. Some of his current positions include:
- President, Caddo Career & Technology Center Foundation since 1999
- President, Shreveport Charter Schools, Inc. and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Linwood Public Charter School since 2009
- Executive Director, I-49 International Coalition since 2003
- Founding Member, Strategic Action Council of NW Louisiana
- Secretary-Treasurer, Industrial Development Board of Caddo Parish
- Immediate Past President, Louisiana United Methodist Men
- Treasurer, United Methodist Men Foundation
- Past Chair, Shreveport-Bossier Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Committee
- Immediate Past President, The Rotary Club of Shreveport
A graduate of the Institute of Insurance Marketing at LSU, and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at Oklahoma University, Wayt also attended Centenary College and LSU-Shreveport, and received the Chartered Life Underwriter and Registered Health Underwriter designations from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Gard is an active member of Ellerbe Road United Methodist Church, Past Chairman of the Church Council and a Certified Lay Speaker. He has three grown children: Russell and Bryan, also in the insurance business, and Michelle, a meeting planner married to San Antonio attorney Chris Scherer. He has four granddaughters and two grandsons.
Elaine B. White
Elaine B. White is a retired educator with 37 years dedicated to working with young people. Her professional experience included teaching at high school and college levels and working with teachers and administrators as a manager and coordinator of both Tech Prep and School-to-Work Consortia. She continues as an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Key Women Educators, Keithville United Methodist Church, as well as the CCTC Foundation. Mrs. White is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.