Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are the reason why ACDS has been so successful in educating our children. Our teachers are highly certified with many holding Master's degrees and higher. Each teacher possess the love, knowledge, and experience for teaching that is so necessary to inspire and help students realize their full potential.

Primary School Faculty

Lower School Faculty

Middle School Faculty

Administration

Facilities

Degree(s):

BS in Elementary Education, Louisiana State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-5, Middle School Math, Algebra I

Years of Classroom Experience: 8

Britney Cupples

Middle School Algebra Teacher

Degree(s):

Fitness and Wellness, Louisiana College

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-5, Special Education 1-12

Years of Classroom Experience: 12

Amanda Bareswill

Second Grade Teacher

Degree(s):

Elementary Education, Louisiana College

Elementary Education, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-8, Supervisor of Student Teaching

Years of Classroom Experience: 48

Delores Barrett

First Grade Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Speech Communication, Portland State University

Years of Classroom Experience: 20

Rebecca Bergeron

Director of Technology

Abby Blocker

Head of Advancement

Degree(s):

BS in Business Administration, Appalachian State University

MA in Religion, University of Georgia

MA in Education , Georgia State University

Specialist in Educational Leadership, Kennesaw State University

Bill Bridges

Head of School

Degree(s):

BS in Early Childhood Education, Henderson State University

Areas of Certification: PreK-Grade 3

Years of Classroom Experience: 11

Cortney Burford

PreK-3 Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Early Childhood Education, Louisiana State Univerisity

Areas of Certification: PreK-Grade 3

Years of Classroom Experience: 2

Nancy Chatelain

PreK-4 Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Early Childhood Education, Ouachita Baptist University

Years of Classroom Experience: 26

Country Day Class of: 1986

Allison Covington

Head of Primary and Lower Schools

Degree(s):

Merchandising, Louisiana State University

Areas of Certification: PreK-Grade 3

Years of Classroom Experience: 9

Meredith Crotty

Third Grade ELA Teacher

Degree(s):

Elementary Education, Indiana University

Areas of Certification: Grades K-6

Years of Classroom Experience: 5

Kourtney Detty

Fourth Grade ELA Teacher

Degree(s):

Criminal Justice, McNeese State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 4-8 Math

Years of Classroom Experience: 2

April Dupre

Middle School Math Teacher

Degree(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies PK-8, Western Governors University

Areas of Certification: PreK-Grade 8

Years of Classroom Experience: 10

Erin Fontanille

PreK-3 Teacher

Degree(s):

General Studies, Louisiana State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 6-12 English and Social Studies

Years of Classroom Experience: 7

Belle Farley

Middle School History Teacher

Degree(s):

Assoc. in Early Childhood Education, Louisiana State University

Years of Classroom Experience: 4

Katie Gauthier

PreK Paraprofessional

Degree(s):

Finance, University of North Texas

Years of Classroom Experience: 3

Angela Guillory

Head of Business and Operations

Degree(s):

Elementary Education, Louisiana Tech University

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-8

Years of Classroom Experience: 39

Faye Hebert

Third and Fourth Grade Math Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Chemistry, Louisiana College

Areas of Certification: Spanish

Years of Classroom Experience: 4

Country Day Class of: 2005

Sharon Hobbs

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Degree(s):

Spanish Education, Louisiana College

Areas of Certification: Spanish

Years of Classroom Experience: 1

Amaris Ivie

Primary & Lower Spanish Teacher

Degree(s):

Spanish, Louisiana College

Areas of Certification: Spanish

Years of Classroom Experience: 1

Amaris Ivie

Primary and Lower Spanish Teacher

Degree(s):

Home Economics and Interior Design, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-4

Years of Classroom Experience: 21

Jennifer Jeansonne

First Grade Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Psychology, University of Maryland

MA in Educational Leadership, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: PreK-Grade 4, School Leadership Level 1

Years of Classroom Experience: 24

Wendy Jenkins

Kindergarten Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Elementary Education, Louisiana Tech University

MA in Intercultural Studies, Union University

MA in Theological Studies, Gateway Seminary

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-8

Years of Classroom Experience: 14

Tiffany Kinnison

Second Grade Teacher

Degree(s):

English, Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Teaching, Louisiana College

Years of Classroom Experience: 8

Dana Lyles

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Degree(s):

General Studies, Louisiana State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-5

Years of Classroom Experience: 26

Eric Mayeux

Fifth Grade ELA Teacher

Degree(s):

N/A, N/A

Years of Classroom Experience: 10

Sheila McLain

Office Manager

Degree(s):

General Studies, Louisiana College

Areas of Certification: PreK-4 Grade 4

Years of Classroom Experience: 24

Stephanie Neal

PreK-4 Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Education, Louisiana State University at Alexandria

MA in Theatre, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: School Librarian, Speech Grades 6-12

Years of Classroom Experience: 41

Jan Reich

Librarian

Degree(s):

BS in Education, Louisiana State University

Theatre, Northwestern State University

MA in Theatre, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: School Librarian, Speech Grades 6-12

Years of Classroom Experience: 41

Jan Reich

Librarian

Degree(s):

BS in Education, Louisiana State University

MA in Theatre, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: School Librarian, Speech Grades 6-12

Years of Classroom Experience: 41

Jan Reich

Librarian

Degree(s):

Elementary Education, Louisiana State University

Years of Classroom Experience: 8

Kim Roberts

Director of Admissions

Degree(s):

English, Louisiana State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-8, School Librarian

Years of Classroom Experience: 24

Lori Robertson

PreK-4 Teacher

Brenda Serie

Facility Custodian

Degree(s):

History , Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Educational Leadership , Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 6-12 English and Social Studies

Years of Classroom Experience: 5

Alecia Smith

Seventh and Eighth ELA Teacher

Degree(s):

Business Education, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: Business Education, Computer Literacy, Special Education

Years of Classroom Experience: 35

Carol Smith

Technology Teacher

Degree(s):

Business Education, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: Business Education, Computer Literacy, Special Education

Years of Classroom Experience: 35

Carol Smith

Technology Teacher

Degree(s):

Business Education, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: Business Education, Computer Literacy, Special Education

Years of Classroom Experience: 35

Carol Smith

Technology Teacher

Degree(s):

Adolescent Education , State University of New York at Oswego

Areas of Certification: Grades 7-12 Biology

Years of Classroom Experience: 4

Danielle Smith

Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Teacher

Degree(s):

BS in Elementary Education, Northwestern State University

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-8

Years of Classroom Experience: 43

Sis Spurgeon

Kindergarten Teacher

Degree(s):

Education, Louisiana College

Areas of Certification: Grades Kindergarten-8

Years of Classroom Experience: 27

Cathy Spurlock

Primary and Lower Music Teacher

Degree(s):

Education, Louisiana College

Areas of Certification: Grades Kindergarten-8

Years of Classroom Experience: 27

Cathy Spurlock

Primary and Lower Music Teacher

Degree(s):

Assoc. in Early Childhood Education, Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Years of Classroom Experience: 7

Kristin Thiels

PreK Paraprofessional

Degree(s):

Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Agriculture- Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Areas of Certification: Grades 1-5

Years of Classroom Experience: 5

Ashley Vanderlick

Fifth and Sixth Grade Science Teacher

Degree(s):

Acting , Oklahoma City University

Years of Classroom Experience: 4

Kody Walker

Theatre Teacher

Degree(s):

Acting , Oklahoma City University

Years of Classroom Experience: 4

Kody Walker

Theatre Teacher

Degree(s):

Acting , Oklahoma City University

Years of Classroom Experience: 4

Kody Walker

Theatre Teacher

Stafford Williams

Director of Building & Grounds

Degree(s):

Elementary Education, Louisiana State University

Educational Leadership, Northwestern State University

Years of Classroom Experience: 13

Kristy Zachary

Head of Middle School

Degree(s):

Elementary Education , Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Educational Leadership , Northwestern State University

Kristy Zachary

Head of Middle School