Welcome our new Principal, Mrs. Shontrece Hughes Lathers!

Greetings Families of Lake Pontchartrain Elementary,


My name is Shontrece Hughes Lathers, M.Ed and I am very excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. I am honored that I was chosen to lead such an amazing school and educational community.  
I come to you with over 18 years of educational expertise and practical experience as a classroom teacher, mentor teacher, assistant principal and principal. I completed my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education at Southern University of New Orleans and my Masters degree in Educational Leadership at Southeastern University. My professional experiences have helped me to appreciate the social, academic and behavioral transitions of students as they matriculate from kindergarten to their eight-grade year. I am passionate about education and ensuring that all students are provided the educational opportunities that will prepare them for life. 
I wholeheartedly believe that great schools are the result of great teachers. Along with staff and parents, I will work hard to continue the legacy of excellence established at Lake Pontchartrain Elementary by building upon the strong foundation that already exist. 
Education is a collaborative effort and the relationships between staff, parents, and stakeholders play a major role in educating the whole child. I am eager to build relationships with each of you and to learn more about your expectations for our school. Therefore, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. Furthermore, and most importantly, I believe that every decision made will be based upon the needs of our students and how to move them to academic excellence. 
I look forward to working with you as we engage in productive conversations that will continue to drive our partnership towards excellence. We are better working together!  
Shontrece Hughes Lathers, M.Ed 
Principal, Lake Pontchartrain Elementary