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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.

Sunny Huckaby

Head of School

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

Sunny returned to Southfield as Head of School in 2022 with 23 years of experience in education and independent school leadership. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Louisiana Preschool Certification from Northwestern. Her journey began as a second-grade teacher where she received Teacher of the Year recognition. After enrolling her two children at Southfield in 2008, she decided that Southfield’s engaging and nurturing environment would be home for her, as well. She began teaching and quickly moved into an administrative role as Preschool Director, also serving on the Technology Committee and guiding the design, development, and construction of the newly built preschool facilities. Sunny spent 2016 -2019 as Southfield’s Assistant Head of School for PS2 through second grade, where she cultivated a fair and compassionate approach to administrative leadership. After serving as the Head of Lower School at Spartanburg Day School for the past two years, Sunny was thrilled to be returning to a community that she loves.

Administration

Clare Coburn

Preschool Director

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

Clare joined Southfield in 1990 as the Preschool Director and as a Preschool teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Louisiana State University. Clare became the Southfield Admissions Director in 1997. In 2005, she added Parent Relations Director to her responsibilities. She transitioned back to the full-time Preschool Director in 2019. She has three children who graduated from Southfield.

Nicci Feathers- Bandermann

Lower School Director

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

Nicci joined Southfield in 2022 as the Lower School Director. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has 17 years of classroom experience in first and third grade. Nicci has two children who attend Southfield.

Kirstin Cloutier-Spinelli

Middle School Director

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

Kirstin joined Southfield as a Mentor Teacher and Educational Leader Site Coach before joining the administrative team as Middle School Director in 2022. Kirstin earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and a master’s degree from Northeastern University. She began teaching in 2005 and has taught special education, preschool, middle and high school. She has two children who currently attend Southfield.

Lesley Brice

Admissions Director

(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 before she became Southfield’s Admissions Director in 2019. Lesley earned her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Texas Christian University. She has more than 25 years of experience in education. Lesley has two children who are Southfield Alumni.

Andy Hitt

Technology Director

(318) 585-1521
ahitt@southfield-school.org

Andy joined Southfield in 2023 as the Director of IT. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science and Accounting from Centenary College. Andy came to Southfield with 17 years of IT experience in private schools.

Don Woodard

Maintenance Director

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

Don joined Southfield in 2022 as the Co-Director of Maintenance before becoming the Director of Maintenance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Louisiana Tech University. Don came to Southfield with 34 years of facility maintenance supervision.

Adnan Samhan

Finance Director

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

Adnan joined Southfield in 2017 as the Director of Finance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and his CPA Educational Requirement from Louisiana State University Shreveport. Adnan served as the Director of Accounting Services at LSUS for 20 years.

Support Staff

Shani Crawford

Admissions Assistant

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

Shani joined Southfield in 2013 and taught many grades in the Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Baylor University. Shani has six years of classroom experience. She has two children who currently attend Southfield.

Shannon Elder

Business Office Manager

(318) 213-6334
selder@southfield-school.org

Shannon joined Southfield in 2021 as the Business Office Manager. Before joining the team, she worked in the oil and gas industry. Shannon has two children who currently attend Southfield.

Allie Johnston

Marketing Assistant

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

Allie joined Southfield in 2023 as the Marketing Assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. Allie is a Southfield Alumna.

Matt Burt

IT Support Specialist

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

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

Brenda St. Andre

Main Office Administrative Assistant

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

Branda joined Southfield in 2015 as a Teaching Assistant in the Preschool 4 program before becoming the Main Office Administrative Assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University. Before joining Southfield, she was in the Bossier Parish School System for 32 years. She has two grandchildren who are Southfield Alumni.

Roslyn Rushing

Preschool Administrative Assistant

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

Roslyn joined Southfield in 1987 in the Preschool and currently serves as the Preschool Administrative Assistant. She was involved with Southfield Summer Camp from 1991-2019. Roslyn has four grandchildren who currently attend Southfield.

Shelia Huckaby

Middle School Administrative Assistant

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

Shelia joined Southfield in 2012 as the Middle School Administrative Assistant. Before joining the Southfield team, she worked at AT&T for 42 years. She has two grandchildren who are Southfield Alumni.

Jordan Matlock

Advancement Assistant

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

Jordan joined Southfield in 2023 as the Advancement Assistant. She earned her associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bossier Parish Community College. Jordan has one child who currently attends Southfield. 

Kenny Burrough

Maintenance Staff

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

Kenny joined Southfield in 2023 as part of the Maintenance Staff. He is a master welder and fabricator. Kenny came to Southfield with 40 years experience as an Industrial Mechanic.

Buddy Glenn

Custodian

(318) 213-6338

bglenn@southfield-school.org

Buddy joined Southfield in 2023 as our Custodian. He earned his certification as a cement finisher at Trade School in Shreveport. Buddy came to Southfield with over 10 years of lawn service and is a skilled carpenter.

Tiffany Kindred

Southfield Café

tkindred@southfield-school.org

Tiffany joined Southfield in 2017 in the Southfield Café. She earned her degree in Business and Accounting from Bossier Parish Community College and has her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Tiffany has served as both a Room Mom and on the Teacher Appreciate Committee at Southfield. She has three children who currently attend Southfield.

Kelly Ferris

Southfield Café  

(318) 868-5118

kferris@southfield-school.org

Kelly joined Southfield in 2000 in the Southfield Café. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. Kelly additionally has worked at Southfield Summer Camp in the past doing cooking classes. She has two children who are Southfield Alumni.

LaJuan Wagoner

Southfield Café 

lwagoner@southfield-school.org

Dawn Ward

Southfield Café 

dward@southfield-school.org 

Dawn joined Southfield in 2022 in the Southfield Café. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dawn has served on the Board of Trustees for Southfield. She has two children who currently attend Southfield and one Southfield Alumni.

Officer Darrell Favis

On-Campus Police Officer

Bio coming soon!

Preschool

Abby Hale

Preschool-2 Exploration  

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

Abby joined Southfield in 1997 in the Preschool program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Centenary College. Abby has three children who currently attend Southfield.

Megan Buseick

Preschool-2 Exploration 

(318) 213-6872

mbuseick@southfield-school.org

Megan joined Southfield in 2022 as a Preschool Assistant before becoming a Preschool Lead Teacher in 2023. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. Before coming to Southfield, Megan taught kindergarten. Her husband is a Southfield Alum and she has two children who currently attend Southfield.

Lacie Kennedy

Preschool-2 Exploration

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

Lacie joined Southfield in 2012 as a Preschool Assistant. She is now a Preschool Lead Teacher. Lacie earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s in Education from Louisiana Tech University. She has three children who currently attend Southfield.

Susie Collier

Preschool-3 Discovery

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

Susie joined Southfield in 1994 in the Preschool program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Northeast Louisiana University and a master’s degree in Education. After taking several years off to have children, she returned to Southfield with her youngest in 2006. Susie has three children who are Southfield Alumni.

Cathy Frizzell

Preschool-3 Discovery

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

Cathy joined Southfield in 1994 in the Southfield Preschool Program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and certification in Early Childhood Education from Centenary College. Cathy began her teaching career in 1982. She has three children who are Southfield Alumni. 

Melissa Wyss

Preschool-3 Discovery

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

Melissa joined Southfield in 1999 in the Southfield Preschool program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Centenary College. Melissa has more than 27 years of experience in education. She has two children who are Southfield Alumni.

Lauren Rhodes

Preschool-4 Readiness

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

Lauren joined Southfield in 2017 in the Preschool program. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University. Before joining Southfield, Lauren had three years of prior experience in education. 

Kari LaBorde

Preschool-4 Readiness

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

Kari joined Southfield in 1998 in the Preschool program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Centenary College and has a certification in Early Childhood Education. She has two children who are Southfield Alumni.

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 earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She has two children who currently attend Southfield. 



Katie Jackson

Kindergarten

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

Katie joined Southfield in 2010 as an assistant in the Preschool program. She became a Lead Teacher in Kindergarten in 2013. Katie earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and her master’s in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University. She has two children who are Southfield Alumni.

Allison Taylor

1st Grade, Yearbook Director

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

Allison joined Southfield in 2018 in our Lower School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Elementary Education from Louisiana State University. She is also the Southfield Yearbook Director.

Jackie Singleton

1st Grade

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

Jackie joined Southfield in 1997 as an assistant in Kindergarten and returned to Southfield in 2012 as a 1st grade teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and has a master’s degree in Learning Disability and Reading from Louisiana State University. Jackie has more than 45 years of experience in education and is certified in areas of special education. She has two children that are Southfield Alumni.

Felicia Fallo

2nd Grade

(318) 213-6408
ffallo@southfield-school.org

Felicia joined Southfield in 2023 in our Lower School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from LSU and her master’s degree in Teaching. Felicia came to Southfield with five years of teaching experience and has additional certifications in Early Childhood Education and Reading Specialist.

Amanda Bunnett

2nd Grade

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

Amanda joined Southfield in 2021 in our Lower School.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Baylor University and a master’s degree in Reading from the University of Texas at Tyler. Amanda came to Southfield with over 13 years of experience in the classroom in first and third grade. 



Katie Dyer

3rd Grade, Summer Camp Asst. Director 

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

Katie joined Southfield in 2014 as the first and second-grade assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Northwestern State University and a teaching certification from LSUS. In 2021, Katie began a new role at Southfield as Assistant Summer Camp Director.

Genevieve Saulter

4th Grade, AfterCare Director

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

Genevieve joined Southfield in 2021 in our Lower School. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Florida. Genevieve came to Southfield with over 14 years of teaching experience in math and science. She is also our AfterCare Director.

Susannah Ferris

4th Grade    

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

Susannah joined Southfield in 2021 in the Lower School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Gift Education from Louisiana State University. She came to Southfield with two years of teaching experience in Baton Rouge.

Middle School

Bria Mayeux

5th Grade Math and Science

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

Bria joined Southfield in 2010 as a kindergarten teacher. She transitioned to the 4th grade in 2017 and Middle School in 2019. Bria earned her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Louisiana Tech University. She has two children who are Southfield Alumni. 

Sarah Kate White

5th Grade 

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

Sarah Kate joined Southfield in 2022 in our Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s in Teaching from Louisiana State University. Sarah Kate comes to Southfield with 5 years of teaching experience in Caddo Parish.

Emily Felty

7th Grade US History

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

Emily joined Southfield in 2019 in our Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and her master’s degree in Teaching from Louisiana Tech University. Emily has previous experience in private tutoring for middle and high school students. She is a Southfield Alumna. 

Dr. Pete Shumate

Middle School Science,  MathCounts Coach

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

Dr. Shumate joined Southfield School in 2015 in our Middle School. He earned his bachelor’s in Chemistry/Mathematics from the University of the Cumberlands and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Alabama. Dr. Shumate came to Southfield with 11 years prior collegiate teaching experience. He has two children who currently attend Southfield.

Leah Thelen

Middle School World Geography and Language Arts

(318) 213-6415
lthelen@southfield-school.org

Leah joined Southfield in 2010 in our Middle School.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and has over 20 years of experience in education. Leah’s oldest son is a Southfield Alumnus and her youngest son is a current student.

Holli Hagler

Middle School Language Arts

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

Holli joined Southfield in 2021 in our Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University. Holli came to Southfield with 27 years of teaching experience. She has four grandchildren who currently attend Southfield.

Laurie Burk

Middle School English

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

Laurie joined Southfield in 2023. She earned her bachelor’s in Sociology and master’s degree in teaching from McNeese State University. Laurie came to Southfield with 16 years of teaching experience, both in the United States and on Air Force Bases in Germany and Italy.

Angela Montgomery

Middle School Math

(318) 213-6336
amontgomery@southfield-school.org

Angela joined Southfield in 2023 in our Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport in English. Angela came to Southfield with seven years of teaching experience, both in Caddo and Bossier Parish schools.

Ron Walsworth

Director of Athletics

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

Ron joined Southfield in 2022 as the Director of Athletics. He earned her bachelor’s degree in History from Louisiana State University Shreveport. Ron came to Southfield with 13 years of both teaching and coaching experience.

Specialists

Donna Mitchell

Reading Interventionist

(318) 213-6382

dmitchell@southfield-school.org

Donna joined Southfield in 2017 as the Reading Interventionist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language and is a Hearing Specialist. Donna came to Southfield with 33 years of experience as a Caddo Parish School Speech Pathologist. She has a child who is a Southfield alum.

Courtney Hoffman

Director of Drama

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

Courtney joined Southfield in 2013 and became the Director of Drama in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and a minor in Dance from Northwestern State University. Courtney has directed, produced, choreographed, and played lead roles in numerous stage productions, television shows, film roles, music videos, and commercials.

Amy Calhoun

Health and Physical Education

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

Amy joined Southfield in 2019 in the Health and Education department. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Northwestern State University. Amy came to Southfield with 20 years of Health/Physical Education experience.

Connie Eaton

Art

(318) 213- 6881

ceaton@southfield-school.org

Connie joined Southfield in 2023 in the Art department. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University in General Studies with a concentration in Child Development. 



Kay Batte

Math and Science Specialist

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

Kay joined Southfield in 2012 as a 4th Grade teacher. In 2022, she became the Math and Science Specialist.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University. Kay joined Southfield with over 30 years of teaching experience. 

Laurie Bridel

Library Director

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

Laurie joined Southfield in 1994 in the Lower School. She then moved to the Middle School and in 2010 she became the Library Director. Laurie earned her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. She has two children who are Southfield alumni.

Maria Angelica Contreras Stroobants

Spanish

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

Angélica joined Southfield in 2022 in the Spanish department. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Labor Law from the University of Monterrey. Angélica came to Southfield with eight years of teaching experience in the Caddo Parish School system.

Hyejin Choi

Passport Teacher

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

Hyejin joined Southfield in 2023 as our Passport Teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Language with a minor in Business at Sungshin Women’s University. Hyejin came to Southfield with two years of experience teaching English to middle and high schoolers in Seoul, Korea.

Jennifer Fortune

Reading & Dyslexia Program Specialist

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

Jennifer joined Southfield in 2006 as a Reading Specialist. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and is certified as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner. Jennifer came to Southfield with 10 years of education experience. She has two children who are Southfield Alumni. .

Brett Andrews

Middle School String Ensemble & Lower School Composer of the Month Program

(318) 213-6401

Brett joined Southfield in 2022 as our Middle School String Ensemble & Lower School Composer of the Month Program Leader. He is currently the principal cellist of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and is an active musician in the Ark-La-Tex area.

Teaching Assistants

Jennifer Bryant

Preschool Assistant

jbryant@southfield-school.org

Jennifer joined Southfield in 2013 as a Preschool Assistant. She earned her Children’s Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Before becoming an assistant, Jennifer was a substitute teacher in 2012.

Valerie Henix

Preschool Assistant 

vhenix@southfield-school.org

Valerie joined Southfield in 2016 as a Preschool Assistant. She previously worked for Bossier Parish Head Start. Valerie earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and more than 17 years of experience working with children. Her daughter is also a Preschool Assistant at Southfield.

Melissa Tinkis

Preschool Assistant

mtinkis@southfield-school.org

Melissa joined Southfield in 2023 as a Preschool Assistant. She earned her associate’s degree in Education from Oakland Community College. Melissa came to Southfield with 10 years of classroom experience.

Lacy Power

Kindergarten Assistant

lpower@southfield-school.org

Lacy joined Southfield in 2015 as a substitute teacher and a teacher assistant in multiple grades. She came back in 2022 as an AfterCare Assistant and is now the Kindergarten Assistant as well as the Co-Director for the AfterCare program. Lacy came to Southfield with experience as an administrative assistant and leading youth group and Sunday school classes.

Debbie Green

Preschool Assistant

dgreen@southfield-school.org

Debbie joined Southfield in 2012 as an AfterCare Specialist before becoming a Preschool Assistant in 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and earned her master’s degree from Centenary College. Debbie has prior experience teaching kindergarten in Caddo and Bossier Parishes from 1975-2012

Mariah Ford

Preschool Assistant 

mford@southfield-school.org

Mariah joined Southfield in 2018 as a substitute teacher before becoming a Preschool Assistant in 2019. She attends Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where she is working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. She is certified in First Aid, served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), has received Stewards of Children training, and serves at her church as a youth leader.

LeeAnn Blue

Preschool Assistant

lblue@southfield-school.org

LeeAnn joined Southfield in 2022 as a Preschool Assistant. She earned her associate of arts degree from St. John’s River State College. LeeAnn is a military spouse and has lived all over the world! She has two children who currently attend Southfield.

Jason Hanes

Preschool Assistant 

jhanes@southfield-school.org

Jason joined Southfield in 2013 as a Preschool Assistant before becoming a Lead Teacher in 2024. He received his bachelor’s degree from McKendree University and his master’s degree in Education and Curriculum from Concordia University. He has two children who are Southfield alumni.

 

Maddie Collier

Extended Day

mcollier@southfield-school.org

Maddie joined Southfield in 2021 working with the Summer Camp and as a substitute before becoming a Preschool Assistant. She is working toward her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Maddie is a Southfield Alumna.