EDUCATORS AND SUPPORT STAFF

Kindergarten
M. Anthony Donze Ecole Saint Landry French immersion school

Anthony Donze, Kindergarten

adonze@ecolestlandry.org

Originally from Lille, France, M. Donze is a French elementary teacher with 14 years of experience, mainly with children aged from 3 to 5 years old. He received a Bachelor's degree in English in 2006 and received his School Leader Certification in 2017. He has been a school leader for 6 years.  M. Donze is married and has 2 cats named Félicité and Artemis. He is also fond of writing poetry and loves speaking English and Italian.

Mme. Sandrine Pouzache Ecole Saint Landry French immersion school teacher

Sandrine Pouzache, Kindergarten

spouzache@ecolestlandry.org

Mme. Pouzache was born near Paris and moved to Grenoble when she was a teenager. After getting her bachelor's degree in Modern Literature, she earned her teacher's certification in 2000. She has been teaching children between the ages of 3 and 7 for 21 years. Now that her three children are grown, she has come to discover Louisiana. 

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Ibrahima Sarr, Kindergarten

isarr@ecolestlandry.org

M Ibrahima was born in Senegal, West Africa. He completed his entire educational career, from elementary through university, in his native country. In 2012 he passed the Elementary French teaching competition and obtained his teaching aptitude certificate the following year. Over the last nine years, he has taught all elementary grades in several regions of Senegal. 

1st Grade
Mme. Sylvie Collodel Ecole Saint Landry Sunset French immersion school teacher

Sylvie Collodel, 1st Grade

scollodel@ecolestlandry.org

Originally from Agen in the south of France, Mme. Collodel comes to École Saint-Landry with 15 years of experience in education at the elementary, middle, high school, and university levels. She received a Master’s in French as a Foreign Language from UPPA French University and has taught in various countries since 2009.

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Yaëlle Pecher, 1st Grade

ypecher@ecolestlandry.org

Mme Yaëlle comes to us from Caen, in Normandy, France. She has a Bachelor's in English and a Master's in Primary Education. Since getting her teaching certificate in 2017, she has taught different elementary grades, mainly in rural areas, which she loves. She enjoys cooking, she's a genealogy enthusiast, and she loves traveling and learning more about foreign languages and cultures. This 2022-2023 school year is Mme Yaëlle's first time in the U.S. and she is excited about discovering Louisiana and our different cultures. 

2nd Grade
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Lainey Pickett, 2nd Grade

lpickett@ecolestlandry.org

Mme Lainey was born and raised in Arnaudville, LA.  She has spent the past ten years living away from home, but she couldn't be happier to be back and teaching at a French immersion school in the area where she grew up. Mme Lainey has worked in education for five years and has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  In August 2022, she will graduate with her master's in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in reading and literacy from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.  Mme Lainey is passionate about preserving everything that makes our Louisiana culture special, especially our languages!  She also enjoys cooking, traveling, camping, kayaking, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family, friends, and husband. 

English Language Arts
Mrs. Connie Bowen Ecole Saint Landry English Language Arts teacher

Connie Bowen, Kindergarten ELA Teacher

cbowen@ecolestlandry.org

Mrs. Bowen is originally from Rapides Parish in Central Louisiana but came to Acadiana in 2004.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northwestern State University and a MBA from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After years of corporate work by day and volunteering by night - first as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and then with ATRO (Acadiana Therapeutic Riding Organization – an organization that provides equine therapy to people with special needs), she discovered her heart was with working with children full time.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree in teaching from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and has been teaching at the elementary level for the past six years.  She is certified in early childhood, grades 1 – 5, grades 1-5 mild/moderate, middle school English Language Arts, and business subjects 6-12. She is married to Randy Bowen and between them, they have three sons and several grandchildren.  She enjoys reading, fishing, camping, and spending time with family.

Rosaonta Hogness, Lion Care Coordinator

Mrs. Rosaonta was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. She is married and a mother to 4 children. She loves kids, but has spent most of her time caring for the elderly and for disabled children. She enjoys reading, the outdoors, being a part of the dream team at church serving in the nursery, and listening to music. She is also a licensed CNA.

Wendy Thibodeaux, 1st and 2nd Grade ELA Teacher

wthibodeaux@ecolestlandry.org

Mrs. Wendy–variable like the wind. Loves family and travel. Beaches and mountains are her thing. Enjoys quiet mornings with her coffee and tranquil evenings with her teacher's manual. A teacher at heart ❤. If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.

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Lion Care Coordinator
Mrs. Rosaonta Hogness Ecole Saint Landry French immersion school Lion Care Extended Care

Mrs. Rosaonta Hogness

Mrs. Rosaonta was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. She is married and a mother to 4 children. She loves kids, but has spent most of her time caring for the elderly and for disabled children. She enjoys reading, the outdoors, being a part of the dream team at church serving in the nursery, and listening to music. She is also a licensed CNA.