My name is Rochelle Pedersen, and I will be your child’s 3rd grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year! I grew up in Slidell, Louisiana, and I currently live in Covington, Louisiana. My husband, Anders, and I love to spend time with our one year old son, Finn, and our 3 cats. Anders did not grow up in America. He is from Denmark, and he will probably never get used to the heat of Louisiana summers!
I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. I completed my student teaching at Madisonville Elementary School, and I have been a part of Madisonville schools ever since!
When I am not teaching, I love to read, work on the computer, sing, and dance. My love of reading began when I was a young child. My all-time favorite book is a children’s book I read for the first time when I was in the 3rd grade. The book is titled The Farthest Away Mountain, and it was written by Lynne Reid Banks. Another childhood favorite, The Fairy Rebel, was also written by Lynne Reid Banks. Both of these books can be found in our classroom library! I am looking forward to sharing my love of reading with my students. Maybe they will read their all-time favorite book during this school year!
I am looking forward to an exciting school year here at Lancaster Elementary!
Our classroom is a co-teaching classroom, which means that more than one teacher will be working with your children throughout the year on a daily basis. I am happy to introduce my co-teachers to you!
My name is Lea Ann Dufrene, and I will be your child’s third grade resource teacher. This will be my second year at Lancaster, but my 15th year in my teaching career. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi. I continued my education earning my master’s degree in special education and gifted education from William Carey University.
My teaching philosophy is that all children can learn. It is my goal to get to know each child and his or her interests and learning styles. I will use this information to incorporate successful interventions and differentiation strategies. I will also ensure that your child has a learning environment where he or she feels safe and secure.
My Name is Kaycie Bernier, and I am your child's SLU residency teacher. I was born in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and I am the eldest of four children. I graduated from Northlake Christian High School, and I am currently completing teacher internship requirements to earn a degree in elementary education at Southeastern Louisiana State University. This year I am looking forward to growing and preparing for a future in education. I am so excited to have this opportunity to work with your children, and I can’t wait to see all that they accomplish this year.