Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Denise Sanchez

Ms. Denise Sanchez has been our Joseph J. Davies Elementary Professional School Guidance Counselor for the past 8 years.  She is a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and went on to earn both her B.A. degree in Elementary Education and her master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of New Orleans.  Ms. Sanchez began her 39 year career in education at Borgnemouth Elementary School in Violet in the late 70's.  There, she taught 2nd - 5th grade students for nearly 14 years.  During the next 15 years, she served St. Mark Elementary School in Chalmette as Assistant Principal.  In 2005, after Katrina, Ms. Sancez taught Kindergarten for one year at Maurepas High School, in Maurepas, LA and then served Holy Ghost Elementary School in Hammond as their Professional School Counselor for 2 years before coming "home" to Joseph J. Davies Elementary School when it reopened in 2008.  At Davies, she counsels individual students who are experiencing academic, emotional, or relationship difficulties and many other concerns.  She visits Kindergarten through 5th grade classes on a weekly basis through January.  During her visits, she covers topics such as; establishing friendships, handling bullying, making good choices, empathy, and nutritional well being.  Ms. Sancez is also our school's Standardized Testing Coordinator and our SAT (Student Assistance Team) Chairperson.  She is extremely grateful for and enjoys the opportunity of working with the incredible faculty/staff and the exceptional students/parents of JDE!