Mrs. Shelley Lacoste

Phone: (504) 556-0900


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans

Mrs. Shelley Lacoste

        Mrs. Shelley Lacoste has been teaching in St. Bernard Parish for 33 years, and she loves teaching more than anything in the world!  She is married and has two children and an adorable 3 year old granddaughter.  Mrs. Lacoste has been recognized for her dedication to teaching several times in her career.  In  2016 and in 1998, Mrs. Lacoste was named Teacher of the Year by the St. Bernard Reading Council.  In 2009-2010, she was chosen as Andrew Jackson Elementary's Teacher of the Year and then as St. Bernard Parish's District-wide Teacher of the Year.  In 1997-1998, Mrs. Lacoste was selected as Joseph Meraux Elementary's Teacher of the Year and again as St. Bernard Parish's District-wide Teacher of the Year.

       Mrs. Lacoste taught at the original Meraux for 6 years before it closed in 1998.  She also has taught at  J.F. Gauthier, Joseph Davies, St. Bernard Unified, Andrew Jackson, and Arabi Elementary. 

       Mrs. Lacoste serves as Meraux's Young Author's Chairperson.  She also serves as the chairperson of the Monthly Writing Contest, Young Authors Contest, Literacy Week, and the Parade Committee.   

       In her free time , Mrs. Lacoste enjoys running and working out.  She also enjoys going to dinner, plays, and concerts. Mrs. Lacoste has a passion for emojis.  Her classroom is covered with them.  Her theme is " Be the Reason Someone Smiles!"  Mrs. Lacoste said, "I want my students to be confident learners.  I want them to know how much I love them and believe in them."  

       Mrs. Lacoste's favorite quote is by Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel."