Greetings and welcome to my classroom. This is my 21st year of teaching and my 20th year at Bonne Ecole Elementary. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of the BEE family for such a long time. I have been able to see many of my former students become teachers in St. Tammany Parish, and it has brought such joy to me.
I graduated from Florida State University with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1993. In 2001, I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Gifted Education. One of my favorite activities that I continue to be involved with at Bonne Ecole is being the sponsor and founder of the SHINE Club. This club began at Bonne Ecole in February of 2013 as a way to promote the five main purposes of SHINE: Serve, Honor, Inspire, Nurture, and Encourage. I look forward to continuing to work with this club, my incredible team, and the students of BEE.
This is going to be a spectacular school year. I was awarded a Deborah Rochelle Teacher Grant from the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Foundation this summer on the topic, “Words Wound, Words Heal, Words Matter.” This grant will connect to the parish wide program, Project Be There. I look forward to what my students will learn as we work on this project to use our words to heal and not harm. We will also get to share what we learn with the other students, faculty, and staff at Bonne Ecole.