In the De La Salle Classroom, you will find dynamic teachers that inspire young minds to grow and develop. From eighth to twelfth grade, our faculty presents a comprehensive college model academic program that challenges students to reach their full potential.
“Sports have taught me lessons that I hold dear to my heart. Being a leader is more than just successfully getting the job done. It’s the way you conduct yourself, work with your team, and approach the task at hand. Everyone has a role to play – when all the pieces of the puzzle fit together, we are destined to succeed.”
– Terrance Vincent Jr., Class of 2023
“There is something for everyone at De La Salle! Extracurriculars at De La Salle have given me the opportunity to get involved, form close friendships, and explore my particular interests. The relationships I’ve formed and memories I’ve made through Extracurriculars make De La Salle feel like home.”
– Taylor Michel, Class of 2023
“From the personal classroom attention to the vast offerings of clubs and activities, each student has the opportunity to find their place to thrive. The small catholic co-educational environment truly feels like family. It has been a pleasure to watch my daughter blossom over the past five years. She is proud to soon be a third generation Cavalier!”
– Debbie McLanahan, DLS Parent
“De La Salle excels in the Lasallian core principles of an inclusive community, concern for the poor, and social justice. These principles allow me to firmly make service a part of my day at De La Salle. De La Salle encourages an environment of generosity and love for a community devastated by crime and natural disasters.”
– Anthony Prados, Class of ‘25
Al Poree previously worked as an Internal Auditor and Senior Proposal Analyst for Lockheed Martin Space Systems (New Orleans 2005-2009) and Aeronautics (2010-2012). He recently served as the Assistant Wide Receivers and Quality Control Coach at Dartmouth College (2013) and Assistant Cornerbacks Coach and Quality Control Coach at Mississippi State University (2014-2015). He began teaching and coaching at De La Salle last fall. Al coaches the wide receivers for the Cavaliers. He is also the head coach for the Track and Field team. The team began competing in indoor meets as early as January and recently began competing in outdoor meets for the spring sports season.
Al attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta where he was a three-year letterman on the football team and earned his B.S. in Management. He also has an M.B.A. from The University of Phoenix. Outside of the classroom and playing field, Al enjoys spending time with his wife, Myla, and their daughter, Reese, and he also enjoys photography, traveling, exercising, mentoring, and spending time with friends and family.
The track team is in the final leg of their spring raffle fundraiser. The team is selling raffle tickets for a giclee of Terrance Osborne’s “Uptown Bound” valued at $3,000. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online by clicking here. The drawing will take place on April 11th, at the general Parent’s Club meeting at 6 p.m. in the De La Salle Dining Hall.
“Coach Poree has been a welcome addition to our faculty. He constantly seeks out ways to improve, and he has made an immediate and significant impact in his coaching role. He is an excellent role model to our students.” –Principal, Paul Kelly ’83