Phone: 504-272-0300 or 504-301-2600
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Coach Millicent (Millie) Soroe
Coach Millie Soroe teaches Swim P.E. at Chalmette High School, focusing on technique and speed with her swimmers. She also teaches two 2nd Grade "Learn to Swim" classes daily at the CHS Natatorium. Coach Soroe is the Head Swim Coach for the Chalmette High School Swim Team, and also Chalmette High's first swim coach!
Coach Soroe learned the skills she needed to become an effective swimmer, a lifeguard, a coach, and a Water Safety Instructor Trainer through the American Red Cross. She has volunteered for the American Red Cross for over 40 years. Ten years prior to Hurricane Katrina, the St. Bernard Parish School System allowed Coach Millie Soroe to help design and coordinate the 2nd Grade Swim Program taught at Gary Dean Pool, on the Lacoste Campus. When the Chalmette High Natatorium was being built after the hurricane, Coach Soroe returned to the parish to continue what St. Bernard Parish Schools began ten years prior to the storm, teaching every public school 2nd grader how to swim, and conditioning high school swimmers.
Millie Soroe attended Andrew Jackson High School in Chalmette, and then got her Education degree from LSU in Baton Rouge. She began her career in St. Bernard Parish as a Physical Education teacher and volleyball coach at her high school alma mater. She and fellow coach, the late Kathy Trosclair, watched their AJ teams win two Louisiana State Volleyball Championships in the 70's. She transferred to Lacoste Elementary, where she was once named St. Bernard Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year. Coach Soroe then began to teach the 2nd graders of the parish at Gary Dean Pool. Directly after Hurricane Katrina, she taught P.E. at Glasglow Middle School in Baton Rouge. Coach Soroe returned to St. Bernard Parish Schools the following year and was placed at Andrew Jackson Elementary, where she also began coaching the swim team for Chalmette High. She has now taught 12 years at CHS, with a total of 44 years in her beloved St. Bernard Parish.
Millie Soroe has two grown daughters and her family loves to take beach vacations or go to the Caribbean Islands to snorkel. Coach Soroe believes she has the best career she could ever imagine, combining her love of water and her desire to teach students.