Rochelle Celeste attended Lamar University and was a magna cum laude honors graduate earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, levels 1 through 8, with English Language Arts and Math specializations. She continued her educational pursuits at Lamar University graduating summa cum laude earning a Master of Reading degree. She has recently retired celebrating a 32 year career of teaching all subjects to 2nd through 5th grade gifted and talented students in the Beaumont Independent School District! During her career with BISD, Rochelle also wrote district science, technology, and language arts curriculum along with assisting in staff professional development. She and her husband, John, have raised 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter, who all have experienced a Christian education in Beaumont and gone on to fulfilling careers as a chef, CPA accountant, FBI agent and legal counsel to the FBI, teacher, and lawyer. Rochelle loves new adventures and enjoys her 7 grandchildren, outdoor activities, and sewing. As a lifelong learner, she is passionate about education and comes to Veritas Classical Academy eager to experience collaborative learning in a Christian environment!