The Benefits of Bilingualism by Alicia Ford

Si, Qui, Ja, Hai: Why Cedarwood Students K-7th Learn a Second Language! As Spanish Teacher for our Pre-K to 7th-grade students for the last 14 years, I often see students learning Spanish through song, written conversations & skits, themed vocabulary picture books and later in our middle school, through grammar activities, short lesson skits and reading short stories. Everyone exhibits a...
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Why Cedarwood School Kindergarten?

By: Jennifer McCloy, M.Ed – Kindergarten Teacher This year was my 9th year teaching kindergarten. I taught in South Carolina for 5 years before moving back HOME to Louisiana. The school where I worked was in a small town which had amazing teachers who were more like mothers to many of the at-risk children that attended the school. Many children were considered homeless by the state because they...
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Teacher Spotlights – Leslie Laskay & Deanna Bruno

Cedarwood School is proud to announce Leslie Laskay as our Preschool Teacher Spotlight and Deanna Bruno as our Preschool Teacher Assistant Spotlight for April! Leslie Laskay was born and raised in New Orleans. She moved to the north shore in 1995. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as Masters of Education and Associate degrees in Early Childhood Education. Leslie worked as an...
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Teacher Spotlight – Sherie Malta

Cedarwood School is proud to announce Sherie Malta as our Elementary Teacher Spotlight for April! Sherie has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern State University. She has 19 years of experience as a classroom teacher and has taught 17 of those at Cedarwood School. She also has been the yearbook advisor for the past 9 years. “I believe that each child is a...
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