My name is Melanie Watts and I am the Principal at Apollo Elementary School. This is my 25th 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.
Welcome to Apollo! My name is Ashley Sanchez, and I am the assistant principal. I have been a part of Bossier Parish schools since I was 5 years old. I attended the Haughton schools and came back to Bossier Parish to teach once I finished college at NSU. I was a classroom teacher for 10.5 years before becoming the Instructional Coach at Apollo for 5 years. I am beyond excited to now serve our community as the assistant principal.
During your journey at Apollo, my goal is to ensure your child meets his/her highest potential. I believe your elementary years are very precious. My motto has always been “a child does not care what you know, until he/she knows you care”. Even outside of the classroom, I plan to practice this motto. I want your child to feel loved and cared for and to create memories that last a life time while here.
Please feel free to reach out to me as needed. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you and your child.
My name is Bonnie Lovett. I’m excited to be your school counselor at Apollo Elementary. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Midwestern State University and a Ph.D. In Health Psychology from Walden University. My husband, Chris, and I have been married from 14 years and have two children, Lillian, age 11, a 6th grader at Benton Intermediate, and Ben, age 8, a 2nd grader at Kingston Elementary School. We are a military family and have moved 5 times in 14 years. I love animals, and love to travel, eat local cuisine, run, and do yoga. I look forward to helping all of us navigate through these challenging times. GO ROCKETS!
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!
School Resource Officer
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 Suzi.Hopkins@bossierschools.org. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child's health.
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