Welcome Parents & Students!
A little bit about Mrs. LaCaze...
Background & Education
My name is Danna (Thomas) LaCaze. I am originally from Chestnut, La. I've attended Goldonna Elem, Lakeview Junior/Senior High, and Northwestern State University during my educational career. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Sociology/Psychology and a Master of Arts in Teaching. I am certified to teach K-12 Special Education. Even though I've only been teaching for four years, I have learned more than I woluld have ever imagined. I can honestly say I love my job and enjoy going to work every day. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing improvement and growth in my students. I've worked with K-3rd grade in the past, and currently work with middle school students (4th-8-th). I've been fortunate in my teaching experiences, and have been able to work with a wide range of students. I do not view "children with disabilities" as a problem to fix. In fact, I do not believe they have "problems"...they simply learn differently than the average person. Often times, teachers will forget that not all people learn the same way. Special Education resources provide a variety of teaching styles to meet the needs of children who learn differently. I've never had a student that could not learn. They may not learn as fast as others, but everyone can learn!
Family & Hobbies
My husband and I live in Natchitoches, La. We have two dogs, a boxer (Josey) and a yorkie (Remi). We both love to travel, and try to take trips often. I've been to 28 of the 50 states and 7 foreign countries. We even got married in St. Lucia (West Indies). We also like to go snow skiing, scuba diving, splunking, hunting, fishing, and anything else fun!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!