Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Marlene Markel and I have been a teacher for 32 years, 22 of those years at Mandeville Elementary. I was born and raised in the Lakeview area of New Orleans, and earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans.
Mardi Gras is my favorite time of the year. I love riding in Mardi Gras parades, and am a Float Lieutenant with the Krewe of Muses. In my spare time, I also enjoy oil painting. When I'm not decorating Muses shoes or painting, I love spending time with my family or playing with my Welsh Terrier dog.
I know this will be an exciting year, and I look forward to teaching your child. Together, we will learn and grow!