Dozier Elementary Leaders and Schools


Spirit of Erath Centennial Series

     History of Dozier Elementary  Print Story (MS Word or PDF)

Robert and Frances Dozier's home where they began the legacy of Dozier Elementary.

Beard Congregation Church

Reverend B.T. Whitt was the Principal at Dozier Elementary from 1942-1968 until integration in Erath closed the school.

Sister Mary John Seyler worked with Dozier Elementary students in the religion building on the Dozier Campus. The first wooden building was torn down.

Johnnie Suire became the Dozier Elementary Principal after the school reopened. He remained there until 1980.

Dozier Elementary when it reopened in 1972.

Kindergraten Classes at Dozier Elementary began in 1974. Cheryl Broussard DesOrmeaux is pictured.

Dozier Elementary in 2003.

Principal Sherry Trahan Served from 1980-1986

Principal Teddy Broussard served from 1986-2000

Principal Teddy Broussard served from 1986-2000

Pirncipal Elizabeth Gremillion served from 2003-2009.

Gremillion was Dozier's 1st Asssistant Principal (2003)

Dawn Amy served as Dozier Elementary's 2nd Assistant Principal from 2003-2009.

Principal Liz Gremillion and Assistant Principal Dawn Amy

Dozier Elementary was located at the FEMA building after Hurricane Rita. (2006-2009).

Dozier Sign at the FEMA Building in 2008.

Former Principals Johnnie Suire, Sherry Trahan and Ralph Thibodeaux.

Principal Karla Desormeaux Toups and Assistant Principal Natalie Guillot Hebert

Spirit of Erath Articles (Keys to the Past Series)

Written by Stacy Bodin, Erath's 100th Anniversary Erath Centennial Historian (1999)

A Special Thank You goes out to Attorney Warren Perrin;
 the Acadian Museum in Erath;
Kermit Bouillion;
Curney Dronet, (Erath Author);
the Abbeville Meridional (Local Newspaper);
(The late) Clement Bourgeois Jr., (Erath Historian);
John LeBlanc (Town Official);
The 1999 Centennial President Jackie Vincent;
Robert Vincent (Acadiana Museum Director);
and my parents Larson "Cap" and Gertie Hebert Bodin
who assisted me in my research in this project.

The articles presented in memory of
Relie LeBlanc III
whose enthusiasm and love of Erath
inspires me still today in my quest of
researching and writing about our community. 
His "Unity in the Community" motto
will forever remain in my heart.

Photo of LeBlanc is
Courtesy of Dickie Durr's Thrifty Way of Abbeville

Questions or comments?
Email Stacy Bodin

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