Brian J. Bigard Sr. began his teaching career in the New Orleans Public Schools System in 1999 and relocated to Memphis in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. He currently teaches at Kate Bond Middle School. Mr. Bigard holds an Associate of Arts with concentration in Music and Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. He has also completed coursework toward a Master’s degree and studied Genealogy and Louisiana Folk Life/History/ English/Language Arts. In 2015 Brian was featured on a segment of Genealogy Roadshow and using historical documents and DNA, experts revealed famous past ancestors. Brian’s favorite mantra is a quote from William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
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