Congratulations Mrs. Suzette Riddle
 Vermilion Parish "Elementary Teacher of the year"

Suzette Riddle is a 4th Grade Teacher at
Indian Bayou Elementary.

Bryce, Ryan, Taylor, Suzette and Shane RIddle


I chose to teach because for a number of reasons. One reason is that teaching is the only profession that gives me the opportunity to instill the love of learning in young people. Another reason is that I truly love to work with children of all ages. As a librarian, I had the opportunity to know and work with all the students in the school. Finally, the most important reason is seeing in a child’s eyes when he/she has gotten the concept as we say “The light bulb came on".

Most rewarding moments of my teaching experience is having former students now in college come back and say how much they enjoyed my class and how it is helping them in their college studies. One former student, now at UL, told me recently that I was the inspiration that lead her into the education field. As educators, we all want to make that difference in a child’s life.


Graduated from E. Broussard High, Class Valedictorian 1989
Graduated from LSU, 1993 Degree in Elementary Education (K-8th)
Library Science Certification from UL, 2002.

Currently 4th Grade at Indian Bayou Elementary
Teaching Experience—13 years
Taught in Baton Rouge 3rd grade, 2 years
Taught at Mt. Carmel-5th and 6th grade, 2 years
Taught in Vermilion Parish Schools - 5 years as librarian (Herod and Seventh Ward) and beginning 4th year at Indian Bayou.



Junior High Girls Basketball Coach
Technology Coach
Heath/Fitness Coach
PTO President

VAE Vice-President, Member of VPSB Insurance Committee,
Member of NEA’s Southeast Regional Conference Planning Committee-2 years, Participated in NEA’s Women’s Leadership Conference, Represented VAE at the National Education Association Conference in Dallas, Washington DC, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.


Married to Shane Riddle: 3 Children Bryce, Ryan, Taylor

Hobbies: traveling, spending time with family and friends,


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