Meet Our Principal
Alyson Smith


a smithMy 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 .

Meet Our Assistant Principal
Jennifer Winn


J winnThank you for visiting our NBR web page! My name is Jennifer Winn and I am the Assistant Principal at North Bayou Rapides Elementary School. I am a proud to be a educational leader in Rapides Parish and very excited about the changes that are happening in our district. As an educator for the last 18 years, I had the pleasure to teach at Horseshoe Drive Elementary for 2 ½ years and at J. I. Barron Elementary for 5 years. While teaching I pursued my masters degree and became the Assistant Principal of J. I. Barron where I continued to work for 8 more years. This past July I transfered to North Bayou Rapides Elementary as the Assistant Principal where I was welcomed with open arms by the staff, students and community. I am honored to be a part of such a great school! As a teacher I learned the importance and benefit of building relationships with my students, their parents and my co-workers. As a leader, I still believe that in order for students to be successful, they must know you care about them not not only through academics, but also socially and emotionally. I am proud to be a part of an administrative team that shares this same belief. As we began to see changes in our school, please know that the administration of NBR is here to answer any of your questions or concerns. I can be reached at (318) 445- 4260 or .

Meet Our Principal
Tracy Siebeneicher


I am honored to serve as the principal of L.S. Rugg Elementary! Prior to November 2017, I served as an assistant principal at L.S. Rugg. I began my career as an educator in the Rapides School District 26 years ago. #TEAMRapides! I have gained real insight about working with students and teachers in my career as a teacher and assistant principal. I am excited to welcome all of our new families to L.S. Rugg Elementary. As the leader of L.S. Rugg, I am charged to make the decisions as to what is best for our students; however, I value the input from all stakeholders. It is a pleasure working daily with our leadership team, teachers, and families who are committed to education and student success! I strive to ensure that all students reach their individual potential in a challenging and positive learning environment. I believe high expectations and consistency are essential components in a great school. I will work closely with my leadership team, teachers, and families to guide our students toward growth, achievement, and strong character. Please feel free to call me at (318) 442-4536 or email me at .

Meet Our Master Teacher
Denise Smith



d smithI am a native Rapides Parish educator. I've had the privilege and honor of teaching 14 wonderful years. I graduated from Tioga High School afterwards, I attended Northwestern State University for my under graduate degree. I earned my masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from LeTourneau University. I am committed and eager about student growth and I take great delight in learning.

Meet Our Assistant Principal
Amber Spurgeon

amberEducation has always been my passion, and my love for learning has not stopped in my 8 years as an educator. I am honored to serve as the Assistant Principal of L.S. Rugg Elementary where I will work endlessly to strengthen teaching and learning. Teamwork, collaboration and shared leadership are essential in building excellence. I believe by enthusiastically challenging myself and others, while building trusting relationships with faculty, students, and families this excellence will be achieved! The best is yet to come at L.S. Rugg Elementary! I am excited to work alongside our amazing leadership team, teachers and families to make our school a community for everyone! It is a joy to work daily with our faculty and parents to meet the learning needs of our students. L.S. Rugg Elementary will be a place where students achieve greatness and build character. I thank you in advance for your support this year!

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