Assistant Principal Patricia Thibodeaux

Professional Career

  • 1985 graduate of Vermilion Catholic High School

  • 1989 Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education with a minor in English

  • Education  -  University of Southwestern Louisiana

  • 1990 Certification in Driver Education - McNeese State University

  • 2004 Certification in Library Science - Northwestern State University

  • 2007 National Board Certification Library Media

  • 2008 MEd in Educational Leadership - McNeese State University

  • 2009 +30 Graduate Hours in Literacy and Technology - Northwestern State University

Professional Experience

  • LeBlanc Elementary School Assistant Principal- Present

  • VPSB Curriculum Facilitator/Grant Writer 2009-2013

  • VPSB Curriculum Interventionist 2008-2009

  • Herod Elementary Librarian 2005-2008

  • North Vermilion High School 2000 2005

  • English I and II, Yearbook Advisor, Student Council Sponsor, Business English,
    First Responder

  • Lafayette High School 1990-2000

  • English I and II, Yearbook Advisor, Health and Physical Education, Fitness for
    Life, Girls' Track and Cross Country Coach, Renaissance Committee

  • Present-Louisiana Teacher Advisor (ELA Assessment)

  • 2011-2012 COMPASS Trainer with Louisiana Department of Education

  • 2011 NTGS Work Group Participant for Instructional Coaches

  • 2008-2011 National Board Certification Candidate Mentor

  • LETRS Foundations Trainer for LDOE

  • Vermilion Parish writer of high school English Common Core Curriculum



Professional Experience

  • Compass Leader Training

  • Common Core Advocates

  • Professional Learning Communities

  • SRCL Leadership Summit

  • iSTEEP

  • Common Core Cross Walk Training

  • Literacy Design Collaborative

  • Measured Progress Summative and Formative Assessment

  • Rigor, Relevance Framework

  • Ensuring Literacy For All (ELFA) Foundations Training

  • Instructional Coaching Model

  • District Assistance Team Training (LANA, SIP, DIG)

  • School Improvement Process Training

  • Comprehensive Curriculum/Content Literacy Strategies Training

  • DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) Training

  • Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program (LATAAP)

  • Louisiana Mentor Training

  • Promethean Training

  • INTECH 9-12




  • Married to Ralph Thibodeaux

  • Proud parents of two children:

    • Sydney Claire Thibodeaux, daughter

    • Brooks Anthony Thibodeaux, son

  • Loving owner of a black Labrador Retriever named Duke

  • Resides in Maurice, LA

  • Daughter of John and Jean Broussard of Maurice

  • Member of Beta Sigma Phi, Kappa Zeta chapter (Maurice)

  • Parishioner of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

Hobbies include: Pottery, reading, crafts, home decor, spending time with family and friends, and entertaining.


Awards and Grants

  • North Vermilion High School Teacher of the Year (2005-2006)

  • Who's Who Among School Professionals

  • Who's Who Among American Educators

  • SRCL Grant Author attaining $3.6 million for Vermilion Parish Schools

  • MSP Grant Author for four years of professional development in math and science

  • Everybody Graduates Grants for six schools

  • Laura Bush Foundation Grant for LeBlanc Elementary School Library

  • Gulf Coast Recovery Grant

Contact Information



Erath High School

808 S. Broadway Street

Erath, LA 70533

Phone - 337-937-8451

Fax - 337-937-5109

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