Sometimes their faces are the first ones you see, while others work quietly behind the scenes to ensure their
schools shine. Those working in support roles make up the backbone of Bossier Schools and three have been
chosen as overall winners to represent the district.
The elementary Outstanding School Support Personnel winner for the parish is Terri Finklea, the office clerical
aide and face of T.L. Rodes. She does it all, from fielding parent calls and assisting school administration to
helping with technology and bookkeeping. Another side of Finklea is her compassion for other people. Last
summer, she donated a kidney to a fellow Bossier Parish Schools employee whom she did not know so the
woman could live a normal life.
Maintenance Technician Charles Scott is the Middle School Outstanding School Support Personnel winner. Not
only does he strive to keep the areas of campus he is assigned at Benton Intermediate School in exceptional
shape, but he also serves as a coach for the BIS/BMS Golf Team and volunteers countless hours to assist with
practices and tournaments.
Shannon Furr is the High School Outstanding School Personnel recipient for the district. The front office
secretary is known in her community as the ‘Face of Benton High School,’ regularly volunteering for school
events but also serving as a shoulder for students to lean on. Most recently, Furr stepped out of her comfort
zone following the loss of the school bookkeeper and learned those responsibilities.
Finklea, Scott and Furr will be recognized at the May 5, 2022 Bossier Parish School Board meeting, as well as
each school’s Outstanding School Support Personnel representative.