ILoveMyAKA.com has confirmed that the missing New Orleans woman, Ms. Terrilynn Monette, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After reading initial news stories, we took to the web for more information. News anchor Katie C Moore of WWL-TV confirmed in a tweet, “Yes, she is an AKA.” Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and local area sorors!
New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in locating our soror, who was last seen on Saturday, March 2, at 5 a.m. She was seen at a local bar in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in Lakeview. Soror Monnette’s mother told police that she had gone to the bar at 3:30 a.m. and was last seen sleeping in her vehicle in the rear parking lot about an hour later.
Family members and local officials are still trying to determine who was with her at the bar. Monnette allegedly told her acquaintances that she was going to sleep in her car before driving home because she had had a few drinks.
Soror Monnette works as a second-grade teacher at Woodland West Elementary School in Harvey. She came to New Orleans from California in 2011 as a fellow with TeachNOLA, a nonprofit group that places educators in metro area schools.
See Soror Monette’s Teach NOLA video below. Soror Monette left a comfortable life as an accountant to educate New Orleans children:
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