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 sixteenth year as a kindergarten teacher with a total of 25 years teaching experience. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Louisiana State University. This is her eleventh year at Lacoste Elementary and she will serve as the Teacher Leader of the Kindergarten team. Mrs. Burgard has been 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.
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 and Brooke are both LSU graduates, and Brooke will also be teaching this year. Mrs. Burgard enjoys spending time with her family, cheering for the LSU Tigers and everything DISNEY.