We welcomed our new staff members to campus a few weeks ago for the New Staff In-Service. They learned all about St. George: our campus, mission, curriculum, and procedures. Please join me in welcoming our new employees to St. George.
Ali Bayard - 8th grade Math
Mrs. Alison Bayard was born and raised in Houston, Texas, before attending Louisiana State University to major in Mathematics. She is married to her husband, David, and they have two children, David Jr. (3) and Maggie (1). Mrs. Bayard has been teaching for 7 years and her favorite subject is Algebra. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, bake desserts, watch sports, and travel.
Ashlee Bergeron - 7th grade Math
Mrs. Ashlee Bergeron is originally from Donaldsonville, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She began her teaching career at Dutchtown Primary in Ascension Parish and has taught third, fourth and fifth grades. Mrs. Bergeron has 16 years of experience in the education field. Along with teaching, she has held two other positions as an Instructional Coach for two years and a School Building Level Committee Facilitator for two years. This position allowed her to work with students with learning disabilities.
Mrs. Bergeron is a familiar face at St. George School as she assumed the role of 7th grade Math teacher upon Mrs. Kennedy's resignation. Mrs. Bergeron is married and has two children, Julia who is 13 and Evan who is 11. Evan attends St. Aloysius Catholic School, and Julia will be attending St. George for her 8th grade year. Mrs. Bergeron has spent the last eleven years being a stay at home mom. She is very excited to return to the classroom and looks forward to a wonderful school year.
Nadia Crochet - 6th and 7th grade Social Studies
Mrs. Nadia Crochet was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from Nicholls State University with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Entering her 5th year of teaching, she comes to St. George with experience in teaching both middle and high school Social Studies. Mrs. Crochet was selected Teacher of the Year at her previous school and earned her certification as a Google Certified Educator. She has also assisted in creating content for incorporating writing strategies in middle school Social Studies classrooms. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Technology Leadership. Mrs. Crochet is excited to begin her journey at St. George and looks forward to getting to know the students and their families.
Natalie Lanata - 4th - 8th grade Guidance Counselor
Ms. Natalie Lanata is a certified school counselor for grades K through 12 with a master's degree in Education from Vanderbilt University. Before joining the Dragons at St. George, Ms. Lanata completed her internship training at St. Aloysius Catholic School and Woodlawn High School, where she supported all students that she interacted with individually, in small groups, and in the classroom. Ms. Lanata has accumulated more than five years experience as a supervisor in aftercare. Ms. Lanata specializes in helping students to achieve their potential through academic and social/emotional services, each aligning with the American School Counselor Association. She is committed to meeting the students where they are and walking with them as they acquire tool belts of faith, knowledge, and skills while learning how to use them whenever they need it most.
Sophie Landry - 1st grade English and Reading
Ms. Sophie Landry graduated from Louisiana State University in May 2021, and this will be her first year teaching. While attending LSU, she majored in Early Childhood Education and minored in Special Education and Psychology. Although she did not attend St. George School, she has been a part of the community for many years as her mom also teaches here. She is looking forward to a great first year and cannot wait to grow closer to the St. George family!
Sarah Ngo - Secretary
Ms. Sarah Ngo grew up in Slidell, Louisiana, and has called Baton Rouge home since 2015. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in General Studies. Sarah has been married for four years to her husband J.P. Ngo, and they have an almost two-year-old daughter named Joan. Sarah and her family have been parishioners of St. George since 2019. In her free time, Sarah enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.
Courtney Smith - PreK teacher
Mrs. Courtney Smith moved to Baton Rouge four years ago after growing up in Vermilion Parish. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has been teaching PreK for the last 3 years after having previously taught 1st and 2nd grade. Courtney enjoys fishing with her husband Billy and going on walks with their dog, Marlee. Courtney is excited to join the St. George family and is looking forward to a great year!