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Ms. Dara Franatovich
Ms. Franatovich welcomes all of her Bulldogs to Lacoste Elementary school! She is so excited to be teaching kindergarten this year and coaching the Cheerleading team. This is Ms. Franatovich's fifth year of teaching and her fifth year at Lacoste Elementary. Prior to teaching, she has earned her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern University at New Orleans while working as a Para-educator at Arabi Elementary School with special needs students. Ms. Franatovich has always known she wanted to be an elementary school teacher even as a little girl while she was attending Lacoste Elemntary School as a Bulldog herself (Public School Pride!).
Ms. Franatovich has two young children, A 5 year old little girl named Arden and a 3 year old little boy named Grayson. She cannot wait to see them grow up as Bulldogs just as she did. She loves spending time with her children, her fiance Patrick whom she is marrying in November 2018, and the rest of her family and friends. Ms. Franatovich is a crazy, fun, and loving teacher that loves her students as much as her family and friends. She considers her students and their families a part of her extended family. With that said, Ms. Franatovich is ready to ROCK the 2018-2019 school year with her new extended family!