WASHINGTON -- Hoping for information to find a missing Harvey teacher, Terrilynn Monette, the Jefferson Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers have added to the reward in case.
The teachers unions added $1,000 each to the reward for information leading to the discovery of Monette, who last was seen early March 2.
Monette is a second-grade teacher at Woodland West Elementary School in Jefferson Parish and has not been seen since celebrating her Teacher of the Year nomination with friends that evening at Parlay's Dream Lounge in Lakeview.
Traffic cameras spotted Monette driving in her car alone into City Park near the intersection of Marconi Drive and Harrison Avenue, according to New Orleans Police.
'Terrilynn is a treasured teacher, whose energy and enthusiasm transfers to her students every single day,' said JFT President Meladie Munch. 'If anyone saw or heard anything that could be helpful to investigators, please come forward.'
'Our collective heart breaks for Terrilynn's family, friends and students,' said AFT President Randi Weingarten. 'It is our hope that Terrilynn is found safe and can return to her family, her friends, her classroom, her students and her colleagues, all of whom miss her very much.'
With the two $1,000 contributions from the AFT and the JFT, the Crimestoppers reward total for this case is now $5,500.