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 34 years. She encourages her students to think "Out of the Box" and to be creative! Mrs. Lacoste is married to Mike Lacoste, and she has two married children and a 4 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 serves as Meraux's Mardi Gras parade chairperson. She also is the chairperson of Literacy Week and Literacy Night. She is a past president of the St. Bernard Reading Council and is still a very active member.
Mrs. Lacoste has a passion for working out at the gym and for running. She also enjoys eating at restaurants, going to concerts, and biking on the St. Tammany Trace.
Mrs. Lacoste's theme this year is, "Emojin the Possibilities!" Her favorite quote is by Maya Angelou, "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."