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Welcome to Little Gate and McGehee!
We are thrilled to have the following new educators join the Little Gate and McGehee community. Please help us give them a warm welcome when you meet them on campus!

Little Gate

Payton Hurley; B.S., Family and Child Sciences, B.A., Studio Art (cum laude), Florida State University; one-year-old teacher

Catherine Ramos; M. Ed., Early Childhood Education, University of Florida; B.A. Education, University of Florida; A.A., Education, Northwest Florida State College; two-year-old teacher

Elise Spurlock; Master of Vocal Performance, Louisiana State University; B.A., Music and Theater, Emory University; one-year-old teacher

Lower School

Loretta Krasnow; B.S., Health and Physical Education, PK-12; University of New Orleans; Lower School Assistant & Director of Aftercare

Emma Mountcastle; M.M. Vocal Performance, Loyola University New Orleans; (Summa Cum Laude); B.A. Vocal Performance, University of Maryland Baltimore County (cum laude);Lower School & Middle School Administrative Assistant

Tiffany Rieveschl; B.A, Theater and Communications, Loyola University New Orleans; Kindergarten Teacher

Cherish Sansing; M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Mississippi; B.A., Elementary Education, The University of Mississippi; Kindergarten Teacher

Cassandra Schmitt; Master of Music Candidate, Choral Conducting, LSU; B.A., Choral Music, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music;Lower/Middle School Music Teacher

Margaret Strahan; M.A., Teaching, University of New Orleans; B.A., Public Relations, Loyola University New Orleans; KindergartenTeacher

Middle School

Jessica Holl;
Master of Music Education (MMEd), University of North Carolina, Greensboro; B. Mus, Ithaca College; long-time member of McGehee faculty, Performing Arts Department Chair, Lower and Middle School Music teacher, as well as other initiatives and campus-wide roles; Middle School Head

Emma Mountcastle; M.M. Vocal Performance, Loyola University New Orleans; (Summa Cum Laude); B.A. Vocal Performance, University of Maryland Baltimore County (cum laude);Lower School & Middle School Administrative Assistant

Cassandra Schmitt; Master of Music Candidate, Choral Conducting, LSU; B.A., Choral Music, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music;Lower/Middle School Music Teacher

Leopoldo "Leo" Tablante; Ph.D., Information and Communication Sciences, Université Paris 13; M.A., Information and Communication Sciences, Université Paris 13; B.A., Journalism, Andrés Bello Catholic University; Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher

Upper School

Jeanné Appelget; Women in Leadership Certificate, Cornell University; M.S., Biology, Appalachian State University; B.S., Biology, Appalachian State University; long-time faculty member, department chair, instructor at Castilleja, Kinkaid and Summit Independent Schools; Upper School Head

Natalie Derham; M.A., Teaching Secondary Science Education, Clemson University; B.S., Biological Sciences, Clemson University; Certificate in Professional School Counseling for State of Louisiana K-12, Loyola and UNO; Upper School Science Teacher

Caralena Peterson; M.A. Candidate, English, Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English, expected graduation August 2020; Graduate Journalism courses (Audio Storytelling and Digital Essentials for Journalists), Georgetown University; B.A., Double Major in Public Policy and Women’s Studies, Duke University; Upper School History and English Teacher

Leopoldo "Leo" Tablante; Ph.D., Information and Communication Sciences, Université Paris 13; M.A., Information and Communication Sciences, Université Paris 13; B.A., Journalism, Andrés Bello Catholic University; Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher

External Affairs
Development

Cameron Lyon; M.A. Candidate, Masters of Government (online) with Johns Hopkins University, expected graduation Summer 2020; BA, Double Major in Political Science and English, Duke University (cum laude); Administrative Assistant to Development
 
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Louise S. McGehee School is a private independent all-girls school for Pre-K through grade 12 and open to all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.