1st Grade

Ms. HolladayGwynn Holladay, First Grade

Ms. Holladay received a BA degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from NLU (ULM) in Monroe. She then went on complete and Master’s Plus 30 in Elementary Education from Centenary College. She has taught school for 34 years.

Her hobbies include baking, gardening, and travel. She has a large close-knit family and is blessed to have both parents together for 64 years. Her philosophy is to always do the right thing, work to the best of her ability, and show others she cares. She loves teaching children! In her younger years, she even taught riflery!

She was Arthur Circles Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016!


 Shannon Southwell, First Grade.

Ms. Southwell is a “military brat”. She has been quite a few places, but  has spent most of her years here in Louisiana. She has a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a master’s in Educational Leadership. She started teaching in 2009 and has taught grades 1-3; all in Caddo Parish. She enjoys dancing, art, and music. She has 2 children who keep her on her toes, but  she loves every minute of it!  Ms. Southwell ihas been nominatd our 2018-19 Teacher of the Year!!!!

 Collin Harper, First Grade

 Terri Jackson, First Grade