Faculty & Staff Directory

We have an open door policy at Southfield School. Parents are always welcome to join their child for lunch, flag ceremony, class plays, and more. We want to be available when you need us. Part of what makes this school so special is the open line of communication we enjoy with our parents.

Administration

Justin Smith

Head of School

(318) 213-6332
jsmith@southfield-school.org

Justin graduated with a BS in Psychology and Elementary Education from Washington College in Maryland and also holds a Master’s in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University. He moved to Florida in 2008 to teach third grade at St. John’s Episcopal Day School, where he was later asked to serve as Athletic Director and Middle School Assistant Principal and before becoming the Middle School Principal. Justin became Southfield’s new Head of School in 2019 after an extensive national search conducted by an eleven-member Head of School Search Committee and supported by Southern Teachers Agency.

Clare Coburn

Preschool Director

(318) 213-6333
ccoburn@southfield-school.org

Clare is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She joined Southfield in 1990 as the Preschool Director and as a Preschool teacher. Clare left the classroom in 1997 to add the position of Admissions Director to her responsibilities. She became the full-time Admissions Director and Parent Relations Director in 2005 before transitioning back to Preschool as the Director in 2019. Clare has more than 30 years experience in education and three children who graduated from Southfield.

Carly Feightner

Lower School Director

(318) 213-6357
cfeightner@southfield-school.org

Carly joined Southfield School in 2006 as a Physical Education Specialist before assuming the position of Lower School Director in 2019. Carly has a BS from Centenary College and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She is also a certified school counselor in the state of Louisiana. Carly currently has three children attending Southfield School.

Eric Lee

Middle School Director

(318) 213-6337
elee@southfield-school.org

Eric joined Southfield as a Middle School social studies teacher in 2013 before transitioning to Middle School Director in 2019. Certified in Secondary Education, Eric holds a BA from Centenary College and a Masters of Arts from Louisiana Tech University. Eric’s wife, Kate, is a Southfield Alumna, and they have two children currently attending the school.

Lesley Brice

Admissions Director, Middle School Math

(318) 213-6344
lbrice@southfield-school.org

Lesley joined Southfield in 2007 teaching math and serving as the Student Advisory Coordinator in the Middle School. She then held the position of Assistant Head of School for 3rd through 8th grade before becoming the Admissions Director in 2019. Lesley earned her BS and MS from Texas Christian University and has more than 25 years of experience in education. She has two Alumni children of the School.

Adnan Samhan

Director of Finance

(318) 213-6366
asamhan@southfield-school.org

Adnan started working at the school in 2017. He earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and completed his CPA Educational Requirement at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Adnan previously served as the Director of Accounting Services at Louisiana State University in Shreveport for 20 years.

Brian Rowell

 Director of Technology 

(318) 213-6340
browell@southfield-school.org

Brian joined the Southfield School faculty in 2000, and spent four years as a 4th grade teacher and nine years as Lower School Technology Director. He earned his BA in Elementary Education (K-8) from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and he holds certification from the Louisiana Technical College system in Computer Technology.

Matt Burt

IT Support Specialist

(318) 213-6884
mburt@southfield-school.org

Matt joined Southfield in 2015. He graduated from Shreveport Cyber Academy and is CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certified. Matt has more than 10 years experience in the IT field.

Jeanette Conaway

Director of Advancement 

(318) 213-6331
jconaway@southfield-school.org

Jeanette joined Southfield in 2017. She previously worked as a VP for Development in healthcare system foundations and served as Advancement Director for Holland Hall, an ISAS School in Tulsa, OK. Jeanette completed her undergrad at Oklahoma State University and her MBA at the University of Texas in Tyler.

Christina Ogea

Director of Communications

(318) 213-6343
cogea@southfield-school.org

Christina joined Southfield in 2015. She received her Associates in Communications from Bossier Parish Community College and her Graphic Design certification from Northwest Louisiana Tech College. She has more than 10 years experience in the field of communications. Christina’s oldest son is an Alumnus and her two youngest children are current students.

Christie Lamoureux

Director of Marketing, Yearbook Adviser

(318) 213-6335
clamoureux@southfield-school.org

Christie began working at Southfield School in 2018. She earned her BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and has prior experience in marketing and non-profit administration.

Chris Hutchison

Alumni Director

(318) 213-6886
chutchison@southfield-school.org

Chris’s love of Southfield began 15 years ago as a parent to three children who are now Southfield Alumni. She has served in several volunteer capacities at the school, including PA President, member of the Board of Trustees, and Yearbook Adviser. Chris joined the staff as the Alumni Director in 2018. She has a Business Degree from Texas Tech University.

Gale Kimball

Administrative Assistant

(318) 868-5375
gkimball@southfield-school.org

Gale worked at Rusheon Middle School in Bossier Parish as a Library Clerical Aide and then as the School Secretary for 23 years before joining Southfield School’s staff in 2019. Her daughter, Katie Jackson, is a kindergarten teacher at the school.

Shelia Harrison

Middle School Administrative Assistant

(318) 861-6867
sharrison@southfield-school.org

Shelia joined Southfield School in 2012. She has two grandchildren who graduated from the school.

Roslyn Rushing

Preschool Administrative Assistant

(318) 213-6385
rrushing@southfield-school.org

Roslyn joined Southfield in 1987. She works in the Preschool and has been involved with Southfield Summer Camp since 1991. Both of Roslyn’s daughters are Southfield Alumnae and she has three grandchildren currently attending the school.

Preschool

Abby Hale

Preschool-2 Exploration  

(318) 213-6870
ahale@southfield-school.org

Abby joined Southfield School’s Preschool program in 1997. She earned her BS from Centenary College and has three daughters enrolled at Southfield.

 

Lacie Kennedy

Preschool-2 Exploration

(318) 213-6871
lkennedy@southfield-school.org

Lacie joined Southfield in 2012 as a Preschool Assistant. After teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade, Lacie is now a Preschool Lead Teacher. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education and her Masters of Education (specializing in reading) from Louisiana Tech University.

Samantha Scott

Preschool-2 Exploration

(318) 213-6872
sscott@southfield-school.org

Samantha began teaching Preschool at Southfield in 2015. She earned her BS in Early Childhood Education from Louisiana Tech University and her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University. 

Susie Collier

Preschool-3 Discovery

(318) 213-6874
scollier@southfield-school.org

Susie joined Southfield in 1994 and has over 15 years of experience in education. After taking several years off to have children, she returned to Southfield with her youngest in 2006. Susie has a BS in Child Development from Northeast Louisiana University and a M.Ed. She is the parent of three Southfield Alums.

Cathy Frizzell

Preschool-3 Discovery

(318) 213-6879
cfrizzell@southfield-school.org

Cathy first joined Southfield as a Preschool Readiness Lead Teacher in 1994. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University and certification in Early Childhood Education from Centenary College. She started her teaching career in 1982. All three of Cathy’s children are Southfield Alumni.

Melissa Wyss

Preschool-3 Discovery

(318) 213-6873
mwyss@southfield-school.org

Melissa started as a Lead Teacher in the Southfield Preschool program in 1999. She has over 27 years experience in education and earned her BS from Centenary College. Melissa has two children who graduated from Southfield School.

Denise Joffrion

Preschool-4 Readiness

(318) 213-6878
djoffrion@southfield-school.org

Denise began working at Southfield School in 2012 after retiring from the Caddo Parish School System with 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Denise received her degree from Louisiana State University and her two daughters are Southfield Alumnae.

Kari LaBorde

Preschool-4 Readiness

(318) 213-6877
klaborde@southfield-school.org

Kari joined Southfield School in 1998. She has a BA in Elementary Education from Centenary College, and also has an additional certification in Early Childhood Education. She has two daughters who graduated from Southfield.

Lauren Rhodes

Preschool-4 Readiness

(318) 213-6876
lrhodes@southfield-school.org

Lauren began teaching Preschool at Southfield in 2017 with three prior years of experience in education. She earned her BS and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University.

Lower School

Shannon Bohanan

Kindergarten

(318) 213-6330
sbohanan@southfield-school.org

Shannon joined Southfield in 2018 with more than 12 years of experience in education. She has two children who attend Southfield. Shannon earned her BS in Early Child Development from the University of Louisiana in Monroe.

Katie Jackson

Kindergarten

(318) 213-6352
kjackson@southfield-school.org

Katie joined the Preschool team as an Assistant in 2010. She became a Lead Teacher in Kindergarten in 2013. Katie received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University.

Rhonda Dossett

Kindergarten Assistant

(318) 213-6352
rdossett@southfield-school.org

Rhonda was a room mother at Southfield for 22 years for her children and began subbing when her last child graduated. She speaks three languages (English, Italian, and French), and one of her favorite jobs has been substituing for the Preschool French teacher. All four of her children, their father, their aunts, and their grandfather attended Southfield (their grandfather was in the very first class!).

Ellen Lockhart

Kindergarten Assistant

(318) 213-6330
elockhart@southfield-school.org

Ellen joined Southfield in 2018 as a Preschool Assistant. She earned her BS in Arts (Communications Studies) from Louisiana State University and is enrolled in Northwestern University’s Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Ellen previously worked as a nanny in both Australia and Italy. 

Shannon Martinez

1st Grade

(318) 213-6403
smartinez@southfield-school.org

Shannon started teaching at Southfield School in 2017 with more than 12 years prior experience. She has her BS in Geography and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Elementary Education. She has two children enrolled at Southfield.

 

Jackie Singleton

1st Grade

(318) 213-6402
jsingleton@southfield-school.org

Jackie returned to Southfield in 2012 as a 1st grade teacher after previously teaching kindergarten at the school for 13 years. She received her BA from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and holds a Masters plus 30 hours from Louisiana State University. Jackie has more than 30 years experience in education.

Nancy Bynum

2nd Grade

(318) 213-6418
nbynum@southfield-school.org

Nancy joined Southfield School in 2004 to teach 2nd grade. She holds degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in Art and Centenary College in Elementary Education. She is also certified in Art and Early Childhood. Nancy has over 28 years of teaching experience.

Kayla Barker

3rd Grade 

(318) 213-6407
kbarker@southfield-school.org

Kayla joined the Southfield faculty in 2007 as a 3rd grade teacher. She earned her BA in Education from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and her M.Ed. from Centenary College. Kayla has more than 25 years of teaching experience.

Carolyn Pearce

3rd Grade

(318) 213-6409
cpearce@southfield-school.org

Carolyn joined Southfield’s Lower School faculty in 2013 as a 3rd grade teacher. Before joining Southfield, Carolyn had more than 14 years of teaching experience. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana Tech University. Carolyn previously served as a long-term substitute in 2nd grade before joining the faculty full-time.

Kay Batte

4th Grade

(318) 213-6406
kbatte@southfield-school.org

Kay joined Southfield in 2012 as a 4th grade teacher. She is certified in Elementary Education and holds a BS in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University. She has more than 22 years teaching experience in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

Middle School

Holly Berry

Middle School Math

(318) 213-6414
hberry@southfield-school.org

Holly teaches Middle School mathematics for grades 6th through 8th. She joined Southfield in 2000 with over 10 years experience in education. Holly has a BS from Mississippi College and a M.Ed. from Mississippi State University. She is the mother of three Southfield graduates.

Emily Felty

7th Grade US History

(318) 213-6355
efelty@southfield-school.org

Emily is a Southfield Alumna ’09 and joined the faculty in 2019. She earned her BA from Wheaton College in Illinois and is pursuing her MA in Teaching from Louisiana Tech. Emily has experience with private tutoring for middle and high school students. Her two brothers are also Southfield Alumni and her mother previously taught Spanish at the school.

Bria Mayeux

5th Grade Math and Science

(318) 213-6405
bmayeux@southfield-school.org

Bria began teaching kindergarten at Southfield in 2010 before transitioning to 4th grade in 2017 and 5th grade in 2019. She earned her BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Louisiana Tech University. Bria’s oldest daughter is an Alumna and her youngest daughter is a current student.

Susan Murrell

5th Grade Language Arts and World History

(318) 213-6413
smurrell@southfield-school.org

Susan joined the Southfield faculty in 1986 and has held a number of positions, including: teaching 4th-8th grade, Summer Camp Director, and After-School Care Director. Susan earned her BA from Centenary College, is Louisiana Certified, and has more than 30 years of experience in education. She has two sons who are Southfield Alumni.

Dr. Pete Shumate

Middle School Science,  MathCounts Coach

(318) 213-6416
pshumate@southfield-school.org

Dr. Shumate joined Southfield School in late 2015. He earned his BS in Chemistry/Mathematics from The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY and then his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Alabama. He has 11 years prior collegiate teaching experience.

Leah Thelen

Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies

(318) 213-6354
lthelen@southfield-school.org

Leah joined the Middle School faculty in 2010. She teaches 6th grade Language Arts, Mathematics, and World Geography.  She earned her BS from the University of Houston and has over 15 years experience in education. She has two children at Southfield.

Paige Wolcott

Middle School Language Arts

(318) 213-6411
pwolcott@southfield-school.org

Paige joined Southfield School in 2009 in the Middle School teaching 7th and 8th grade English and Language Arts. She has a BA from Texas A&M University and over 14 years experience in education.

Specialists

Laurie Bridel

Library Director, AfterCare Director

(318) 213-6339
lbridel@southfield-school.org

Laurie joined Southfield School in 1994. She taught 4th grade for many years and then taught language arts and social studies to 6th grade students. In 2010, she became the Library Director and the AfterCare Director. She earned her BA from Oklahoma State University. Both of Laurie’s children are Southfield Alums.

Amy Calhoun

Health and Physical Education

(318) 868-5803
acalhoun@southfield-school.org

Amy joined Southfield’s team in 2019. She earned her degree in Health and Physical Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, is certified in teaching K-12, and holds a lifetime certificate type B. Prior to joining the school, Amy taught Health/Physical Education for 18 years in Bossier Parish public schools plus 2 years at Loyola College Prep. She has experience coaching softball, basketball, cross country, has been a FCA sponsor, Jump Rope for Heart organizer, and was a cup stacking team coach. 

Baron Capers

Middle School Digital Art and Design

(318) 213-6382
bcapers@southfield-school.org

Baron, a professional 2D/3D artist and adjunct faculty member at the Digital Media Institute, is a native of Shreveport who recently returned after living in Texas for several years. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Guildhall, which is considered the premier graduate program in video game design. 

Vicki Cockerell

Math and Science Specialist, 7th Grade Math 

(318) 213-6880
vcockerell@southfield-school.org

Vicki joined Southfield in 1991 with 10 years teaching experience. She has a BA from Texas A&M. Vicki has taught Preschool-4 through 6th grade at Southfield. In 2010, she became the Math and Science Specialist and teaches Lower School science labs. Vicki also teaches Preschool-4 through 5th grade math enrichment programs and 7th grade math. Her three children are Southfield graduates.

Debbie Davis

Music Director

(318) 213-6882
ddavis@southfield-school.org

Debbie has been teaching music at Southfield since 1975. She provides musical direction for the Holiday programs as well as the May Pole celebration, Civilization Fair, Fine Arts Festival, and Eagle Singers’ concert each spring. She has her BME from Northwestern State University and Orff Certification from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Debbie’s two daughters are Southfield Alumnae.

Janine Demerath

Spanish

(318) 213-6347
jdemerath@southfield-school.org

Janine joined Southfield in 2010 as the Middle School Spanish teacher. Janine has a BA from Universidad Tecnologica Equinoccial in Quito, Ecuador (her native country) and earned her MA from Middlebury College in Vermont. She has more than 20 years experience teaching Spanish. Janine’s youngest child is a Southfield Alum.

Jennifer Fortune

Reading Specialist

(318) 213-6356
jfortune@southfield-school.org

Jennifer started at Southfield School in 2006 as the Reading Specialist. Jennifer has a BA from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She has over 22 years experience in education and has two children currently enrolled at Southfield.

Jenny Gauthier

Lower School Art, Preschool Assistant

(318) 213-6881
jgauthier@southfield-school.org

Jenny joined Southfield in 2016 and teaches Kindergarten through 4th grade art. She won the National Art Education Association’s 2019 award for New Professional Art Educator. Jenny incorporates STEAM projects in her classroom and collaborates with teachers and specialists to reinforce the students’ curricula with art. Her two daughters attend Southfield and her husband is a Southfield Alumnus.

Elizabeth McShane

Suzuki Strings, Ensemble Director

(318) 869-0048
egrondinsuzuki@gmail.com

Elizabeth joined Southfield School in 2011. She holds a MM degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She has a BM degree in Violin Performance with Suzuki Pedagogy and iBASE Certificates from the University of Evansville. She completed Violin training, ECC through Book 10, with Carol Dallinger and Mark Bjork.

Margaret Holt

Middle School Art Director

(318) 213-6364
mholt@southfield-school.org

Margaret joined Southfield School as the Art Director in 2010. She earned her M.Ed from Centenary College and her BS from Louisiana State University. Margaret has over 40 years experience in education.

Chris Kennedy

Athletic Director

(318) 868-5803
ckennedy@southfield-school.org

Chris joined Southfield School in 2008. He organizes the school’s sports programs, coaches several teams, and assists with Physical Education classes. He earned a BA in History plus additional graduate level hours from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and is certified to teach physical education by the state of Louisiana.

Elizabeth Lyles

Lower and Middle School French

(318) 213-6419
elyles@southfield-school.org

Elizabeth is a Southfield Alumna and joined the staff in 2016. She previously taught French in Saint Landry and Lafayette Parishes and worked as a bilingual partner relations advisor at Apple, Inc. in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth earned her MA in Teaching from Centenary College and utilizes the Accelerated Integrative Methodology of foreign language instruction. She teaches 2nd to 8th grade French.

Andy Shaw

Fencing

(318) 773-3592
andy@museumofamericanfencing.com

Andy joined Southfield School in 2002. He began fencing at eight years old, later attending Temple University on a fencing scholarship and earning his B.S.W. Andy began teaching fencing professionally in 1973 and has trained Jimmy Buffett, Russell Crowe, Bob Dylan, Kiefer Sutherland, and Chris O’Donnell, among other celebrities. He owns Fairfield Avenue School of Fencing and is the official historian for the US Fencing Association.

Voahangy Wascom

Preschool and Lower School French

(318) 213-6419
vwascom@southfield-school.org

Voahangy is a native of France. She earned her Masters in International Business from the Grad School of Management in Montpellier, France and her MBA at Southeastern Louisiana University. After a career in international organizations geared toward education, Voahangy substituted and tutored students for several years before joining Southfield in 2015. She has three children currently attending the school.

Courtney Young

Director of Drama

(318) 213-6345
cyoung@southfield-school.org

Courtney was the Middle School spring musical choreographer from 2013-2015 before becoming the Director of Drama in 2015. She earned a BA from Northwestern State University with a major in Theatre and minor in Dance. Courtney has directed, produced, choreographed, and played lead roles in numerous stage productions, television shows, film roles, music videos, and commercials.

Teaching Assistants

Jennifer Bryant

Preschool Assistant

jbryant@southfield-school.org

Jennifer joined Southfield in 2012 as a substitute before starting as a Preschool Assistant the following year. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and holds her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Jennifer also has experience teaching both Sunday school and youth groups at church.

Maddie Collier

Extended Day

mcollier@southfield-school.org

Maddie came to Southfield in 1999 as a student and later worked with Southfield Summer Camp and as a substitute before joining our Preschool staff. She has previously worked with children as Super Nanny, Mary Poppins, and Fairy Godmother and is working toward her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Maddie’s mother, Susie Collier, is a Preschool teacher and her brothers are also Alumni.

Ashley Ellis

Preschool Assistant 

aellis@southfield-school.org

Ashley joined Southfield School in 2010. Her four children graduated from the school. 

Debbie Green

Preschool Assistant

dgreen@southfield-school.org

Debbie began at Southfield in 2012 as an AfterCare Specialist before becoming a Preschool Assistant in 2018. She earned her BA from Louisiana Tech University and earned her Master’s Degree plus 30 graduate hours from Centenary College. Debbie has prior experience teaching kindergarten in Caddo and Bossier Parishes from 1975-2012.

Jason Hanes

Preschool Assistant, Assistant Boy’s Basketball Coach 

jhanes@southfield-school.org

Jason joined Southfield in 2013 as a Preschool Assistant, and has since added the position of Assistant Boy’s Basketball Coach to his responsibilities. He earned his BA at McKendree University, his MA in Sports Management at the University of San Francisco, his M.Ed. at Concordia University, and holds a USA Basketball Coaching Certificate – Gold Level. Jason’s two daughters are current Southfield students.

Valerie Henix

Preschool Assistant 

vhenix@southfield-school.org

Valerie came to Southfield in 2016 as a Preschool Assistant and left the following year to work with special needs children before returning in 2017. She previously worked for Bossier Parish Head Start. Valerie has her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and more than 17 years experience working with children. Her daughter is a substitute teacher at the school. 

Tiffany Kindred

Preschool Assistant 

tkindred@southfield-school.org

Tiffany joined Southfield’s staff in 2017 after having previously served as a Room Mom and on the Teacher Appreciation Committee. She has a degree in Business and Accounting from Bossier Parish Community College and is earning her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Tiffany heads the Square 1 Art fundraiser and her three sons are current students.

Vicky Mashburn

Preschool Assistant 

vmashburn@southfield-school.org

Vicky has served in various capacities at Southfield School since 1999, including Room Mom, chairing the Book Fair and Field Day, board member, and yearbook sponsor. Vicky has worked with Preschool-2 since 2015. She earned a BS in Child Psychology with a focus on abused children and is also bilingual (Spanish).

Donna Mitchell

Preschool Assistant 

dmitchell@southfield-school.org

Donna joined Southfield School in October 2017. She earned her BA in Speech and Language and is a Hearing Specialist. Donna has 33 years prior experience in Caddo Parish Schools as a Speech Pathologist.

Bridget Poleman

AfterCare

bpoleman@southfield-school.org

Bridget began working at Southfield in 2015. She earned her BA in Psychology from Nicholls State University, her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM), and holds an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate in Louisiana. Prior to Southfield, Bridget worked at St. Paul’s Day School for 14 years. 

Lori Smith

Preschool Assistant 

lsmith@southfield-school.org

Lori joined Southfield in 2006. She earned her BS in Education and is certified in Secondary Education in both Louisiana and Texas. Lori has prior experience teaching middle and high school students. Her two daughters are Southfield Alumnae.

Brenda St. Andre

Preschool Assistant 

bstandre@southfield-school.org

Brenda joined Southfield in 2015 after retiring with 32 years from the Bossier Parish School System. She earned her BS in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from Northwestern State University. Brenda’s son-in-law is an Alumnus and two of her grandchildren are current students at Southfield.

Support Staff

Dean Wheeler

Head of Maintenance 

(318) 213-6338
dwheeler@southfield-school.org

Dean joined Southfield School in April of 1987. He has lived in Shreveport all his life and looks forward to retiring from Southfield in a few years. 

Ronald Jordan

Maintenance

(318) 213-6338
rjordan@southfield-school.org

Ronald returned to Southfield in late 2018 after previously working at the school from 1991 to 2013. He loves working at Southfield.

Officer Rodrick Candley

School Resource Officer 

Officer Candley joined Southfield in 2015. He has a BS in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University and has more than 10 years experience as an officer, resource officer, and mentor in both Monroe and Shreveport. 

Officer Darrell Favis

School Resource Officer

Officer Favis joined the Southfield School team in 2017. He holds a BS in Biology with a Forensic Science concentration. 

Danette Colvin

Southfield Café, School Nurse 

(318) 868-5118
dcolvin@southfield-school.org 

Danette joined Southfield’s staff in 2000. She is a Registered Nurse and also owns Three Sisters Catering, dba. Her two children graduated from Southfield. 

LaJuan Wagoner

Southfield Café 

Kelly Ferris

Southfield Café  

Kristin Stephens

Southfield Café  

Rachel Colvin

Southfield Café 

 

Southfield Café

Danette, LaJuan, and Kelly are sisters whose father owned several restaurants ranging from fried chicken to a nationwide pizza chain. They worked for him at different times throughout their lives. In 2000, when Danette’s children attended Southfield, she wanted to find a way to work for the school as she loved the environment and wanted to see her children as much as possible. The cafeteria had been closed for 10 years, so she spoke to the Headmaster at the time about opening it back up. She wrote a business proposal to the Board and surveyed the parents and the rest is history!