I am not only honored, but thrilled to be one of the Assistant Principals here at Champ Cooper School. The Champ Cooper family is very special to me, as I have taught here for 12 of the 18 years that I was a classroom teacher. This is my fourth year serving in the capacity of assistant principal.
I received my bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and my teaching certification from Southeastern Louisiana University. I also received my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University. I am married (Johnny) and have two beautiful children (Jazmyn & Jaylee).
At Champ Cooper School, we strive for excellence in all academic areas, ensure the safety of all students, and work as a team to develop and maintain a positive and productive school climate. I believe that education is important for all children and that is why I take pride in being an educator and am dedicated to doing everything possible to ensure student success.
My door is always open, so feel free to stop by if I can be of assistance to you in any way or just to say hi!!!
42530 Highway 445
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
I am delighted to be an Assistant Principal at the school I attended (many years ago)! I believe all students should have the opportunity to learn in a safe and supportive environment. Teamwork and support are invaluable to our learners, and I am incredibly grateful for the relationship between our community members and school staff. Thank you for your role in representing our core values: being respectful, compassionate, and great. With our commitment to this foundation, our students will achieve academically, socially, and emotionally.
I invite you to contact me if you need any assistance to ensure that your child(children) are successful in achieving educational excellence.
Thank you - we are looking forward to another AMAZING year with your children!All my best, Dr. Cathy Gambel Assistant Principal