Dear Parents,

Welcome to Apollo Elementary School! We look forward to working with you to ensure that the school year is a successful and rewarding experience for your child.

At Apollo our goal is for parents, teachers, students and community to work together to create lifelong learners and productive citizens. Our teachers reach for excellence by creating a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for student success in a safe, orderly, and caring atmosphere.

With your cooperation and support, we can all enjoy a positive educational experience and enable our Rockets to SOAR!


Laura Lee Leflett


Assistant Principal


My name is Melanie Watts and I am the Assistant Principal at Apollo Elementary School. This is my 24th year in education. I spent 17 years in the classroom teaching grades 3-8. I became a curriculum coach for 3 years and have been the assistant principal since the 2015-2016 school year. Apollo has a special place in my heart since all of my children attended kindergarten through fifth grade with one still in attendance.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to Apollo and assure you that your child's success both academically and socially are my priority. Please contact me if you ever need anything. You can reach me at or 318-549-6016.



Hello! My name is Mrs. Jarrell, school counselor for Apollo Elementary. I assist all students in grades K-5 in social, emotional, & academic growth. If you need help in any of the following areas, please do not hesitate to call my office at (318) 549-6029 or email me at

  • Counseling services in individual, small group, or whole group settings
  • Tours for new & prospective students
  • Talented & Gifted screenings
  • Assistance in procedures for obtaining services for students with special needs

Curriculum Coach


Mrs. Rhonda



Attendance Clerk


My name is Melissa Nycum and I have been at Apollo since 2010. I am the attendance clerk in the front office. If your child is absent 1 day it is not necessary to notify the office please send a note upon return. Any doctor's excuses must be turned in within 7 days in order for it to be marked as excused. Thanks so much for understanding. Please contact me if you have questions regarding attendance or tardies.

School Resource Officer


School Nurse


Gasp Para/Fundraising