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Meet Principal Laurie Johnson

lessie moore johnsonLaurie Johnson is the Principal at Lessie Moore Elementary School in Pineville, Louisiana.  She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s 

Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision.  Laurie is also a National Board Certified Teacher in English Language Arts.  During her time in the classroom, she taught 1st, 4th, and 6th grades and was also an Instructional Mentor and Coach. In 2009, Laurie made the transition to administration by becoming the Assistant Principal at Lessie Moore.  In 2011, she was named principal and has spent the past seven years leading her school.  Laurie has been married to her husband, Mark, for six years.  Mark and Laurie are both products of Rapides Parish Schools and graduated from Pineville High School where Mark is now Assistant Principal. They have two girls.


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Acadian Elementary
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D F Huddle Elementary
Julius Patrick Elementary School
L S Rugg Elementary School
Lessie Moore Elementary School
Martin Park Elementary School
North Bayou Rapides Elementary
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W O Hall Elementary School


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Meet Our Principal
Erin Stokes, Ed. D.

Erin Stokes PhotoErin Stokes, Ed.D. is the Principal at Pineville Elementary School. Prior to her current position, Erin has over ten years of experience as a middle school teacher and instructional coach. As a Title I Coordinator for the district, she also helped coordinate and lead professional development for teachers and administrators across Rapides Parish. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Louisiana College, teaching graduate-level courses that prepare alternative-certification teachers for the classroom. Erin’s research focuses on the effects of school culture, climate, and collective efficacy on school reform. She recently won the Louisiana Educational Research Association Award for Outstanding Research (2017) and presented her research at the American Educational Research Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas and the Visible Learning Conference in San Francisco, California. She is also collaborating with professors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to publish a book for future educational leaders.

Erin is passionate about providing a rigorous educational experience for every child, but also supporting the emotional and physical health of her students. She and the administrative staff have worked to gain community partners to help with these endeavors. She wants to increase the opportunities for the 4th through 6th grades students to be involved in the arts and in sports. Most of all, she wants to see Pineville Elementary become a beacon of hope for the community, as we work together to prepare the next generation.



Meet Our Master Teacher 
Caitlyn Maddox


maddoxMy name is Caitlyn Maddox. I have been an educator in Rapides Parish for 5 years. In those 5 years I have worked as a 3rd grade teacher Data Teams leader, TAP Mentor teacher, and TAP Master teacher. I am excited and honored to become a BPC Master teacher for the 2018-19 school year at Lessie Moore Elementary. I have a passion for leading both teachers and students and helping them experience success in and out of the classroom. On a personal level, my husband of 7 years is the Defensive Coordinator for the Louisiana College Wildcats in Pineville. We spend our weekends wearing orange and blue cheering on the wildcats with our daughter.

Meet Our Principal
Tonya Normand



t normandIt is an honor to serve D.F. Huddle Elementary Pre K-Kindergarten in the Bolton Bear community. It is my vision for the students at D.F. Huddle to achieve mastery of the curriculum, prepare them to become ready for College and/or a Career while building a positive character in every student.

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My professional experiences range from eleven years in the classroom at Tioga and J.B. Nachman Elementary serving regular education and special education populations, Dry Prong Junior High teaching reading remediation, a Curriculum Specialist with training in Common Core, two years as the Assistant Principal at Alexandria Middle Magnet, and four years as the Principal at D.F. 

Huddle. These experiences prepared me for the next step in my career of being the Principal of D.F. Huddle Pre K-Kindergarten in the Bolton Bear community.   

I have my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education for 1st-8th grades, Special Education Certification, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. In addition, have 48 hours of training in Singapore Math, 16 hours of training in Lindamood Bell Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech, Data Teams certified, certified in writing Common Formative Assessments to measure learning, and Kagan trained in Cooperative Meetings. I am a CLASS reliable evaluator for Pre-K and a TAP evaluator for Pre-K- 5th grades.

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I have been married to my husband for 29 years. He has dedicated his career to serving the City of Alexandria Fire Department. Together, we have one daughter. She is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and works at a local hospital in the community. My hobbies include working out, hunting, and fishing with family members.



Meet Our Assistant Principal
Rick Miller

rmillerMy name is Rick Miller. I am excited about being the Assistant Principal at the new D.F. Huddle PreK-K Center. A safe, stable, and secure learning environment is essential for children to learn effectively. I will work tirelessly to provide that environment as well as quality instruction. I have been given the responsibility of being a positive role model for these students. It is an honor to be given the opportunity to mold the young student’s values, beliefs, and help build character for them to excel as successful problem-solvers. I invite the parents and community to share this responsibility so we, together as a team, will make the largest impact on the student’s future.

Meet Our Master Teacher
Cheryl Anderson


andersonAs we begin this new adventure at Huddle Elementary, I am honored to be apart of this team.  I believe each child can learn at a very early age.  Building the child's basic fundamental reading skills is crucial to becoming a fluent reader.  As the master teacher, I will provide support to the teachers so that we can ensure each child has the best opportunity to be successful in his or her early education.

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 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 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.

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 Assistant Principal
Renisha Beaudoin

r beaudoinIt is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal at the new Julius Patrick. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the last 15 years. In each of my roles it has been my goal to provide my students with the best instructional and educational opportunities. The last 7 years of my professional experience includes teaching and leading 6th graders at Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School and Alma Redwine Elementary School. I understand that 6th grade is a very formative year academically as well as socially. Providing the students of Julius Patrick with the most well-rounded education possible is my top priority. Through the shared commitment of learning our highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals, knowledgeable support staff, committed community leaders, involved parents, and determined students will ensure that excellent educational opportunities are achieved.

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 Master
Teacher Adam Cohen


A cohenAdam Cohen is the new Master Teacher at Julius Patrick. Adam has been working in the education field since 1999. He was a special education teacher for 5 years before transitioning into a mathematics and science teacher in a middle school setting. He taught in high-poverty schools in Brooklyn, New York before coming to Alexandria, Louisiana in August 2011.
Adam has a dual master’s degree in Education and Special Education. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.61 from Touro College in New York City. Adam has worked his way up from being a career teacher, to a mentor teacher, and into his current role of Master Teacher.

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 Principal
Cindy Corley

c corleyBeginning with the 2018-19 school year I, Cynthia Corley, will be the principal of Acadian Elementary. I will be working closely with the administrators in zone 3 to provide a unified school community that will be committed to educating your children throughout their school careers. Our plan is to unite as educators to serve your child from the first day of Pre-K to the last day of 12th grade. Acadian’s leadership team will be the first to greet your child on his or her very first day of school.
As a member of Acadian’s leadership team, I have 13 years of administrative experience and 25 years of educational experience in this school district. I am also a product of the Rapides Parish School System, and I strive to give all children the same educational opportunity I had as a student. As a mother and grandmother, I know there is nothing more precious than my children, and my grandchildren are my world. As a principal, I can promise that there is nothing more important than your children and grandchildren. I will always seek to give your children what I want for my own grandchildren. Your child’s safety, emotional well-being, and education will always be my number one priority. Our team will do our very best to not only educate your children, but also take care of your children as if they are our own!

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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