Special Programs

Mrs. DayStacy Day, Speech

Mrs. Day is Arthur Circle’s Speech Teacher.  She has lived in the Shreveport-Bossier area since her Dad was stationed at Barksdale AFB in 1968.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education- Speech & Hearing Therapy from LSUS in 1985.  Mrs. Day received her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from LSUMC School of Allied Health Professions in 1987. Mrs. Day has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 28 years.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching her family.  Mrs. Day is grateful to be able to call herself an Arthur Circle Cougar!  She says that her job is to make sure that every student she works with is successful in the classroom.



boothMelissa Booth, Special Education, Grades K-2

Mrs. Booth is our Lead Sped Teacher. She is the K-2 teacher for exceptional students. She has a Masters degree in Special Education focusing on lower elementary, Pre-K – 4th grade.  She has been teaching for 13 years. She has been married for 18 years and she has one daughter.

Her hobbies includes reading,crafting, traveling and spending time with her family.  She is THRILLED to be a part of the Arthur Circle Elementary Family where she was the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!


 20160825_134548Jennifer Hutchison, Autism

Mrs. Jennifer Hutchison is very excited to join the ACE team! She attended LSU in Baton Rouge and has been teaching for 11 years in Caddo. She is certified in Special Education and Regular Education, Pre-K to 3rd. She loves working with her students and getting to know their families.

She has been married to her husband for21 years and has two daughters.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and playing with her dogs. She also loves working with the children’s ministry at her church. Go Cougars!


Mrs. DowdAudee Dowd, Special Education 3-5

Mrs. Dowd received a BA in Communications and Public Relations from LSU-S in 1990.  She heeded the call to teach after becoming certified in Elementary Education in 2001.  She currently teaches 5th Grade ELA.  She brings to the table, creativity, enthusiasm, and her wide range of experience at every grade level.

She has two children. During her free time, Mrs. Dowd enjoys attending Louisiana Festivals and spending time with friends and family.

A fun fact about Mrs. Dowd is that she has won the Albertson’s steak cook-off  2 years in a row!


13935127_10101149908501438_5960890101612483756_nEverly Harrell, Inclusion

Mrs. Harrell is certified in both Regular Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate 1-5. She graduated from Louisiana College with a Masters of Art in Teaching.

She is married with one daughter.  In her spare time she enjoys family time.



Emily Head, Autism

Ms. Emily Head is very excited and thrilled to be joining the ACE team!! She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in February 2017 with a Bachelor’s in both Elementary Education and Elementary Special Education as well as getting a certification in Kindergarten.   After graduation, she finished the school year out as a teacher in a self-contained special education classroom in Ruston, LA.  Ms. Head moved back to her home of Shreveport to be closer to her family at the end of the previous school year.

Her heart belongs in Special Education and is exited to begin this journey of her first official year of teaching with her students. She is ready to learn from her students as much as they are ready to learn from her!

In her spare time, she LOVES to read and spend time with her family and friends.


Kesley Schwab, Reading Interventionist K-2

Mrs. Schwab graduated summa cum laude with her BA in early childhood education in 2010 from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She received an add-on certification from Northwestern State University in early intervention. This is her 7th year teaching. She taught pre-k and kindergarten special education for 4 years, second grade for 1 year and first grade for 1 year. She is now a K-2 Reading Interventionist  at Arthur Circle and absolutely loves it! Her favorite thing about teaching is bonding with her students and seeing them light up when they learn something new!

Mrs. Schwab is married and has a daughter and two dogs. Mrs. Schwab loves to travel, attend football games, do arts and crafts, scrapbook, organize, and spend time with family, and friends.


dennisDemetra Dennis – McKinney-Vento Program
Mrs. Dennis received a BA Degree in Early Childhood Education from Louisiana Tech University. She then went on to complete an alternate certification in Elementary Education 1-5 from LSU-S. Mrs. Dennis has been and educator for 29 years. She taught Kindergarten here at Arthur Circle for 13 years before working with the McKinney-Vento Program for families in transition at Barret for 15 years. She is happy to be an Arthur Circle Cougar again!!

Mrs. Dennis is married and has two sons who both went to Arthur Circle. She enjoys cooking, movies, spending time with family and friends and helping others whenever the opportunity presents itself.