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 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
Lauren Covey


l coveyI am honored to have experienced ten years of growing and learning in the field of education. In 2011, I received my Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Louisiana College. After 8 successful years as a classroom teacher, I became a part of the District’s support team as a Turnaround Specialist. I have been blessed to spend much of that time here at Rugg Elementary, the place I now consider home. I am currently serving in the role as Master Teacher, where I am committed to continuous growth for both our teachers and students. I look forward to a bright future and a successful school year!

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!

Meet Our Principal
Dr. Norvella Williams


n williamsWelcome to the 2018-2019 academic school year! It was with great anticipation that I entered into the genesis of this academic term. The talent and intellect that surround me pique my excitement. Julius Patrick is an amazing place for students to prepare for Junior High School. Moreover, it serves as a foundation whereby students can give birth to untapped potential. We continue the ongoing initiative to master the balance of academics and arts to meet the needs of our unique and outstanding student population. Our mission is to educate students for a world beyond the walls of our school.  It is my sincere belief that the foundation of our future accomplishments are embedded in the academic route that we create to form a true commitment to our students.

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