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Ernest Gallet Elementary

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

Educational Experience

  • 2014-Present--Principal--Ernest Gallet Elementary 
  • 2008-2014--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 

About Me

I am married to Kevin Chargois. We have 6 children. Madison Magee is 19 years old. She is attending the University of Louisiana Lafayette and is majoring in Education. Bailee Magee is 16 years old. She is a Junior at Early College Academy. Kevin (Vin) Chargois Jr. is 5 years old. Jace Chargois, 30 years old, Hunter Chargois, 28 years old, and Kami Chargois, 23 years old. We have 1 grandchild, Kamille Chargois and she is 3.


I love taking pictures. 

Interesting fact: 

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

Educational Experience

  • 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

About Me

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

Educational Experience:

  • 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

About Me:

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.

Upcoming Events


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