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Teachers ready to start school Friday in Livingston Parish

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DENHAM SPRINGS - Teachers at Denham Springs Junior High in Livingston Parish spent Thursday getting ready for the first day of the new school year.

After prepping classrooms throughout the summer, English teacher Tammy McAnally says teachers can't wait for students to come back Friday.

"Oh it's so exciting," she said. "We love getting that fresh group, getting to know new students and their families, and to greet them at the door to look them in the face and let them know hey we're here for you. We care about you, and we want this to be a fantastic year."

Eight grade math teacher Lauren Rath made the switch from teaching in East Baton Rouge Parish to Livingston Parish this year. Rath says she's grateful to now teach in a top-rated school district.

"It was exciting to switch over, because I'm coming to a district that's rated a A and I'm at a school that's rated an A," she said. "I know I'm going to be teaching with some fantastic teachers, and dealing with some great families and great students."

Livingston Parish has an enrollment of more than 26,000 students.

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