Michael Carroway, Physical Education

Coach Carroway has been teaching for 25+ years in Caddo Parish.  He received his degree from LSU-S.  Outside of school, Coach Carroway can be found hunting, fishing, and watching football.  He is looking forward to another great school year at Arthur Circle!





Mrs. OrtizVanessa Ortiz, Art

Mrs. Ortiz is our Art Teacher at Arthur Circle.  She is married and has 2 daughters. Mrs. Ortiz has a degree in Graphic Design/Interior Design from LSU and a degree in Art Education from LSUS.

Mrs. Ortiz’s experience includes positions as a Graphic Designer, Art Educator at Centenary College Meadows Museum, and Art Teacher at Lakeshore Elementary prior to becoming a valued member of Arthur Circle’s faculty.

Mrs. Ortiz loves Artbreak and enjoys submitting wonderful art in local contests on behalf of Arthur Circle students.  Her hobbies include shopping, watching movies, traveling to various art exhibits, and teaching Summer Art camps.

Mary Sipes, Librarian

Ms. Sipes received a Masters of Arts in Teaching after attending LSUS and Louisiana Tech.  She became a teacher/librarian because she loves watching children learn and being part of a school community.

She enjoys spending time with her two sons, Preston and Ethan, and walking her two dogs, Baby and Sweetie.  Her rabbits, Margaret and Lola are, of course, also part of the family.

Something we bet you didn’t know about Ms. Sipes:  She once appeared in a movie with actress, Charlize Theron!


Jeralyn Wilhite, Music

Mrs. Wilhite is the Music Teacher at Arthur Circle Elementary.  She graduated fomr Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Music Education and has 5 years of experience sharing her love of music in the classroom setting.  She and her husband have three cats and a corgi named Mildred.

She is currently in school for ministry so most of her free time is spent studying but she also enjoys running, listening to sermons, and reading.

Mrs. Wilhite can cook really well… with the exception of pancakes!