Dr. Fontenot has over 20 years experience in education. She has been a professor and researcher at Southern University, as well as program evaluator for the Louisiana Department of Education. Dr. Fontenot currently teaches online courses for Grand Canyon and LeTourneau Universities. She also serves on the Board of the non-profit Rebuilding Together BR, which brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income elderly and disabled homeowners.