It has been more than a month since New Orleans schoolteacher Terrilynn Monette went missing after a night of celebrating with friends, but the search continues for the 26-year-old California native. Monette, who had recently been nominated for “Teacher of the Year” was last seen in the parking lot at Parlay’s Bar in the Lakeview section of the city.
“This has affected the SUNO community so much because Ms. Monette is an educator, a young woman who clearly has a very bright future ahead of her,” said Chancellor Victor Ukpolo. ”Also for anything to have happened to someone, so near to our campus certainly raises our awareness for the safety of our students, many of whom come to our campus at night. We all must continue to be vigilant, not only in the search for Terrilynn Monette but in making good decisions about our safety.”
The city’s ”Teach NOLA” program, which sends new teachers to troubled schools, attracted Monette, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported. She is credited with significantly improving the performance of her students.
Monette is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has long brown hair. On the night she vanished, she wore a pink and yellow sweater and jeans. Her left leg is tattooed.
if you have seen Monette or have any information, please call the New Orleans Police Department at 504-658-4000.