BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's incoming first lady says she is hoping to be an advocate for arts education.

Donna Edwards has told media outlets that while she is unsure if her advocacy will become a formal platform, she will stress the importance of teaching music and art in each school.

Edwards and her husband, former State Representative John Bel Edwards, are currently preparing for their January move into the Governor's mansion. John Bel Edwards will be inaugurated Jan. 11.

Donna Edwards spent years as an elementary school music teacher in Tangipahoa Parish. She took a sabbatical from the job last December.

Edwards also says she plans to showcase the Governor's mansion to the public as much as possible.

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