Phone: (504) 267-7890
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education from LSU Louisiana Teaching Certificate
Welcome to Kindergarten and congratulations! If you are visiting this page, it means your child has been placed in Mrs. Croll's Marvelous Mouse Class. Mrs. Croll was born and raised in Saint Bernard Parish. After graduating Chalmette High, she attended Louisiana State University. Mrs. Croll's nurturing personality and patience with children led her to choose a career as a teacher and earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. While attending LSU, Mrs. Croll participated in the Walt DisneyWorld College Program. The internship, along with many childhood vacations, sparked a love for Disney and prompted her to move to Florida after graduation to work in Disney's Entertainment Department. She received her Florida Teaching Certificate and was hired as a teacher for Osceola County. At one point, Mrs. Croll held two jobs and simultaneously taught students during the week while working weekends at Disney. After six years in Florida and after Hurricane Katrina, Mrs. Croll decided it was time to move back home to Louisiana to be closer to her family.
Mrs. Croll has a lot of experience working with early elementary students. She taught Pre-School for seven years before deciding to move up a grade level. She is excited to be entering her fifth year teaching Kindergarten at Joseph Davies Elementary. Today she combines both her passion for Disney and her passion for teaching in the classroom. Mrs. Croll's classroom can be described as colorful and animated. Like her hero Walt Disney, she teaches her students to use their imagination and take risks. She also believes in incorporating the creative arts as much as possible when teaching the core subjects of math and reading. You can often find her students singing and dancing to Disney songs while learning. Mrs. Croll looks forward to meeting all of her new students and their families in August as we embark on a new magical journey!