Meet Our Principal
My name is Alyson Smith and I am the principal at North Bayou Rapides Elementary. It has been a honor to serve as principal at NBR since 2011. In 2001, I began my career at J. S. Slocum Elementary teaching 2nd and 1st grade. In 2004 J. S. Slocum Elementary was consolidated to Lessie Moore Elementary, where I taught 2nd and 4th grade. Wanting to do more for our students and the community, I began my journey as a lead teacher and then assistant principal. Two years later I was named the principal of Lessie Moore. I was raised on a farm where I was taught to respect others and work hard. I attribute my values and love for others to my parents and grandparents. I am one of four children raised by a soybean farmer and learned early in life that “anything worth doing is worth doing right.” This saying is how I believe my school should run on a daily basis. Teaching students and improving their future is always worth doing right! I’ve worked hard with my NBR team in the last 7 years to improve the culture of our school and always put my students first. It is very important to me to continue to build relationships among our staff, students, parents and the community. I am looking forward to continuing to build the future of our students by embracing the changes in our district and at North Bayou Elementary. Please feel free to call me at (318) 445-4260 or email me at .