Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and certified in Early Childhood Education from Louisiana State University
Mrs. Kelli Burgard
Welcome to Mrs. Burgard's Kindergarten class. This is Mrs. Burgard's thirteenth year as a kindergarten teacher with a total of 22 years teaching experience. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Louisiana State University. This is her eighth year at Lacoste Elementary and she will serve as the Teacher Leader of the Kindergarten team. Mrs. Burgard is on the Fall Fest Committee, Mardi Gras Committee, Young Authors Committee and is an active member of the schools PTC. She has also worked on the Kindergarten Curriculum in the past.
Teaching is Mrs. Burgard's passion. She loves to be in the classroom with her kindergarten students to help them grow socially and academically. She feels that it is important to develop relationships with her students and parents to ensure a positive learning experience. Mrs. Burgard strives to make learning fun for her students to keep them motivated so that they can reach their full potential.
Mrs. Burgard was born and raised in St. Bernard Parish. She attended public schools in the parish and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. She is happily married to Eddie Burgard and has two children, Eddie and Brooke. Eddie recently graduated from LSU, and Brooke is a sophomore at LSU. Mrs. Burgard enjoys spending time with her family, cheering for the LSU Tigers and everything DISNEY.