Melanie Watts



My name is Melanie Watts and I am the 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 was the assistant principal for four years. Apollo has a special place in my heart since all of my children attended kindergarten through fifth grade with one still in attendance at Apollo.

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.

Madora Abney

Assistant Principal


Welcome to Apollo Elementary School! I am honored to serve as Assistant Principal of Apollo Elementary School. We look forward to working with you and your child to ensure that their school year is a successful and rewarding experience.

Our motto at Apollo is to achieve "Excellence"! We do this by parents, teachers, students and community working together to ensure academic excellence for our students. Our teachers create a lifelong passion for learning in an environment that encourages high expectations for all students while maintaining 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!

Breanna Jarrell



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.

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

Ashley Sanchez

Instructional Coach


My name is Ashley Sanchez, and I am the instructional coach at Apollo Elementary. I began teaching in January 2005. I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade in Bossier Parish. I became Apollo's instructional coach in July 2015.

As the instructional coach I work closely with the teachers and the administration to ensure our school is meeting the needs of our students. I wear many hats at Apollo, but my main objective each and every day is help make sure your child meets his/her highest potential.

Rhonda Bowers



My name is Rhonda Bowers – the kids know me as Mrs. Rhonda. I am Apollo's secretary, and I became part of the Apollo family shortly after moving here from Colorado in 2010. I love kids and always wanted to work in a school office when my own three kids were growing up. Now that my kids are young adults and I’m an empty nester, this is the perfect spot for me!

I am here to help in any way I can, to make the teachers’ jobs a little easier whenever possible, to keep the office running smoothly and to love your babies! Some days are easier than others, but I LOVE my job and love my Apollo family.

Please let me know if I can help in any way!

Melissa Nycum



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.

Deputy Christian

School Resource Officer


Suzi Hopkins

School Nurse


My name is Suzi Hopkins RN. I have been with Bossier Parish School system since 2014. I am currently serving two schools: Apollo Elementary and Airline High school. You can reach me at Apollo Elementary 318-549-6058, Airline High School 318-549-7223, or by email Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child's health.

Vickie Menn

Gasp Para/Fundraising


Please contact me if you have any questions concerning fundraisers at Apollo. I am also the Gasp teacher. If your child is in Gasp (in school suspension) they will complete all of their work with me. They may also come to me for lost recess and timeouts. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 318-549-6057