Ms. Monique Chargois - Principal
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisiana Lafayette, 2002
- Master of Education in Administration and Supervision, University of Louisiana Lafayette 1997
- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University of Louisiana Lafayette, 1995
- Vermilion Catholic High School, 1992
- 2015-Present--Principal--Ernest Gallet Elementary
- 2008-2015--Principal--Lafayette Middle School
- 2004-2008--Assistant Principal--Lafayette Middle School
- 2002-2004--Assistant Principal--Paul Breaux Middle School
- 1999-2002--3rd grade teacher--Ernest Gallet Elementary
- 1995-1999--3rd grade teacher--Ridge Elementary
Family: I am married to Kevin Chargois. We have 6 children. Madison Magee is 17 years old and a Senior at Lafayette High School. Bailee Magee is 14 years old. She is a Freshman at David Thibodaux Magnet Academy. Kevin (Vin) Chargois Jr. is 3 years old. Jace Chargois, 28 years old, Hunter Chargois, 26 years old, and Kami Chargois, 22 years old. We have 1 grandchild, Kamille Chargois and she is 1.
I love taking pictures.
I co-authored a book How the Best Teachers Differentiate Instruction.
Ms. Tracy Sanders - Assistant Principal
- B.A.: Elementary Education, 2006. UL Lafayette, LA
- Add-On Certification: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in School Librarian, 2012. Northwestern State University. Natchitoches, LA
- M.ED.: Education Leadership, 2019. American College of Education. Indianapolis, IN
- 4th & 5th Grade Teacher, Peebles Elementary
- 2nd, 4th, & 5th Grade Teacher, Ernest Gallet Elementary
- 2nd Grade Teacher, J. Wallace James Elementary-2nd Chance Program
- Librarian, Ernest Gallet Elementary
I educate students, embrace them with knowledge, and teach them to believe in themselves as much as I believe in them. I foster the life-long love of reading by promoting quality, literature in every aspect of my daily presentations. I take time to learn about the students I teach and how to use their talents and interests to motivate them in an education setting. I remain hungry for knowledge and try to instill that hunger in my students.
I am a data-driven educator that utilizes data relevant to the decisions I make that impact student achievement on a daily basis. Identifying strengths along with weaknesses assists in growing the academic, social, and emotional growth of students. Finding what truly engages students is my constant quest. I love to learn and want my students to experience that same passion.
When I am away from my school, I love to read, shop, and travel. Traveling fuels my hunger to remain relevant and knowledgeable in a global workforce. Experiencing different cultures provides an insight into the customs, traditions, and values of various cultures. Baking and reading are my calm places in a chaotic schedule. Sharing sweet treats with others brings me joy. I love spending time curled up with my pups and a good book.
Ms. Taura Williamson - Instructional Leader
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- Master in Business Administration, University of Phoenix
- Bachelor of Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- High School Diploma, Buras High School
- Lafayette Parish School System: 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher-Cpl. Middlebrook Elementary School, Evangeline Elementary, Acadian Middle, and Alice Boucher
- St. Landry Parish School Board: 2nd & 4th grade teacher- Leonville Elementary School
- Plaquemines Parish School Board: Kindergarten & 2nd grade- Boothville-Venice High School
In 2005, I had officially moved to this area after Hurricane Katrina devastated my hometown of Buras, La located in Plaquemines Parish. Soon after, I decided to make Lafayette, La. become the place that I now call home. Over the past several years, I have been an elementary school educator at several schools in Lafayette Parish and other surrounding areas. I am a proud mother of my only son. In my pastime, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, relaxing on the patio, and gardening in my flowerbed.