Hi. My name is Lesa Mitchael. I graduated from Kountze High School in 1983. I am married and have 2 kids. My husband is a firefighter and recently retired from the City of Port Arthur. My son is a firefighter in Port Arthur. My daughter is a student at the University of Houston and plans to be an optometrist. (Good thing to because my eyesight is going.) I am a veteran of the US Army. I graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences and started teaching in 2006. I love history and hope my students will enjoy the "story" that is history and want to discover more. My goals are for our kiddos to develop an understanding, tolerance, and empathy for people and ideas that are different from theirs. I also want them to be able to distinguish between propaganda and real news. I hope that they also learn to look at both sides of an issue before they make decisions and to help them understand why people do and say the things that they do. I’m looking forward to a great year!