faculty & staffWho We Are
Faculty and Staff
Bachelors of Education, Home Economics Education, University of Louisiana @ Monroe
Masters of Education, University of Louisiana @ Monroe
6 years experience teaching 7th grade math
Employed at NBS since 1999
Mrs. Watson is married to Woods Watson, Pastor to Singles and Senior Adults at First Baptist West Monroe. Together they have six children. A Mississippi Delta native, Mrs. Watson moved to Monroe when she enrolled at ULM and subsequently decided to make Louisiana her home. On Sundays she teaches a Ladies Life Group class.
Lee Anne Womack
Employed at NBS since 2011
Miss Womack loves the Lord and His church and has a heart for missions. She also enjoys working at the same school where her mother teaches.
Community Trust Bank, 2008-2012
CPA Assistant, 2006-2008
Church Secretary, 2004-2006
Employed at NBS since 2015
Mrs. Martin is the mother to two precious children, her son, Luke, and daughter, Bella. Mrs. Martin attended NBS as a student during the school’s first three years. She says, “I am thankful to be back here now, working as the office manager, along side some truly wonderful people.”
PTO President and Improvements Director
Employed at NBS since 2014
Mrs. Lee is a long time supporter of NBS. Her son Paul is a graduate of our school. She is actively involved in Highland Baptist Church.
ABecka curriculum training, Pensacola Christian College
Employed at NBS since 2016
Mrs. Yates is married and has two children currently at NBS, Lennon and Jett. She lives in West Monroe and attends Community Baptist Church. Mrs. Yates absolutely loves children and is very thankful to be a part of the NBS family!
Degree in surgical science
Mrs. Ervin spent many days working in surgery before starting NBS in 2021.
Mrs. Ervin has been happily married for 21 years to Chuck Ervin. They have two wonderful children together. Their first-born Triston , 19, is a Specialist in the United States Army and works as a Deputy for Ouachita Parish Sheriffs dept. He is doing all this while also pursuing his passion in Biology. Shirellyn is their baby and keeps them busy with all her activities and interest. She attends NBS and is actively involved in Varsity Cheer, Girls Basketball and choir.
She has a passion for working with children and loves her job and the kids at NBS.
Graduated in 1994 from Ouachita Parish High School
Passed the Paraprofessional test in 2009
Employed at NBS since March 2021
Mrs. Shirley has been married to her husband, Bobby Shirley, since 1998. They have one son, William. Mrs. Shirley and her family attend Cheniere Baptist Church. She has been involved with cub scouts/ boyscouts since 2011 until present.
Began teaching at NBS in 2021
Maintenance & Bible Teacher
Began working for NBS in August 2019
In 2006 Mr. Shapley earned a BA in Bible with a Minor in Pastoral Studies from Southern Methodist College. Ordained as a Minister in the Southern Methodist Church. Mr. Shapley has been preaching for 17 years and a Pastor for 13 years. Mr. Shapley has 20 years of pupeteering and working in youth camps.
Tim worked for the Ouachita Parish School Board for 11 years as a custodian.
Mr. Shapley was born and raised in South Carolina. He is a pastor’s kid, and received salvation at the age of 11 at church camp. Tim has lived in West Monroe, LA for 11 years. He is married and has 2 children that attend NBS.
Abeka Curriculum Training at Pensacola College
Has worked in children’s ministry for over 30 years serving as Preschool Sunday school teacher, Preschool master teacher, and Preschool music director
Employed at NBS since 2014
Mrs. Lockard is married to her husband, Mark. Her children are Sydney, who currently attends NBS, and Monica, who was a member of the 2014 NBS graduating class. She lives in Swartz where her family is actively involved at Bayou Baptist Church.
Child developement Associate Hours
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Certified Activities Director
CPR and AED Certified
Abeka Curriculum Training and Certificates
MAIS Preschool Certification
“The Lord has put a tender heart in me and believe children are exactly where God wants me.” Crystle has been married for 2 years, She has 2 daughters, 1 bonus son, 1 grandson, and 1 one the way. Crystle says “I love Jesus and want to share that love with everyone! ” Crystle attends church at the First West Fairbanks Campus and works in the children’s ministry.
“I love NBS and I am so grateful to be apart of a wonderful school! “
Undergraduate hrs at University of Louisiana @ Monroe
ABeka Curriculum Training, Pensacola Christian College
Employed at NBS since 2010
Mrs. Gooden is a member of Ouachita Baptist Church. She has 2 children who currently attend NBS. Mrs. Gooden’s favorite thing about preschool is loving watching the children’s faces light up when they learn something new or accomplish something they thought they could not do. She especially enjoys teaching preschool because she like the idea of laying the foundation for their future, not only academically but spiritually as well. Her students hold a special place in her heart as soon as they enter her classroom and remain there forever.
Proverbs 22:6 Teach children how they should live and they will remember it all their lives.
B.Sc., Elementary Education, Spanish, East Texas Baptist College
20+ years teaching experience
Employed at NBS since 2004
Mrs. Womack is a pastor’s wife and has two daughters and two grandsons. Her favorite verse is Galatians 2:20.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, Nicholls State
Educator for Over 30 Years
Employed at NBS since 2015
Ms. Branford considers it a joy to have been able to work with two-year-olds through sixth graders. She has been teaching in the ABeka program for several years. Ms. Branford is a mother of six children, two boys and four girls. She says, “I truly am blessed and believe the secret to life is living for Jesus Christ.”
B.Ed. in Elementary Education, ULM
Masters, American College Education
Employed at NBS since 2020
BS in Early Childhood Education and Graduate Hours from NLU (ULM)
35+ years of teaching experience.
Employed at NBS since 2015
Mrs. Smith has taught for over three decades in public schools. Her true passions are gardening, traveling in the summer, and most of all teaching. She says, “I have been very blessed with one beautiful daughter and two beautiful grandchildren. God has blessed me with this wonderful job at NBS!”
B.S. in Music Education and a Masters in Education. Additional graduate hours in special education.
29 Years of Teaching
20 of those years spent in Special Education
Lisa has taught preschool, elementary, middle-school, high school, and university students through the years.
Lisa has been teaching at NBS since 2022.
Lisa is an author, breast cancer survivor, speaker for conferences, radio, and tv. Lisa cherishes her time with her husband of 40 years, her 3 children, son in law, and 2 grandchildren.
Her love for the Lord and her lifestyle of prayer opened the door for her to be appointed as Louisiana’s State Representative for Intercessors of America where she facilitates statewide prayer and learning experiences for adults and youth in faith and patriotism.
Began teaching at NBS October 2022.
Graduated from ULM in 2016 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science.
Kelci’s husband’s name is Jack, and they have 2 children, Jude and Quinn. Mrs. Brewer’s husband and herself graduated from NBS in 2012, and their son, Jude currently attends NBS. “This school has been a part of my life for a long time, and I am excited to be back working alongside such wonderful people.”
Upper School Director, Math, Band
B.M Ed., Music Education, University of Louisiana @ Monroe
M.M., Music Theory/Composition University of Louisiana @ Monroe
Employed at NBS since 2003
Mrs. Johnson and her husband have four daughters, Abby, Gabby, & Aly, who currently attend NBS, and Maddy, a 2016 NBS graduate. She is a long-time member of Swartz First Baptist Praise Band. Besides seeing her chilldren grow in Christ, her greatest joy is praising God through music with her husband Don.
Computer Science, 7th & 8th Math
Certified in Secondary Math and Business
Started teaching at NBS in 2023.
Mr. Fabacher was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana graduating high school from North Vermillion High School in 1989. Following high school, he served our country from 1989 to 1999 in the United States Marine Corps. After discharge, he moved back to Lafayette and then found his way to North Louisiana. He began his teaching career in January of 2007.
Mr. Fabacher has been married to his wife, Jennifer Fabacher, since 2015. He has a son, Dillon and his wife Haleigh Fabacher. Dillon is currently serving in the United States Navy. He has 2 step-children, Addison and Corbin Spell, whom he loves as his own.
Mr. Fabacher and his family are members of First West.
Upper School English
B.S. from North Texas University
Masters of Education from Northeast Louisiana University
Reading Specialist Certification- NLU
Masters, Plus 30 from Louisiana Tech
27+ years of teaching experience
Retired from OPSB in March 2021.
Began teaching at NBS in August 2023.
Ms. Beeson had the opportunity to travel in North America and Europe while her father was a chaplian in the U.S. Army. She adopted West Monroe as her hometown in 1990 and raised her four children here. All five of her grandchildren were born in Ouachita Parish. She also enjoys serving as Commisioner-in-Charge for our elections. Ms. Beeson has been the church organist for Emmanuel Baptist Church in Monroe for 26 years. Proverbs 3:5-6.
Upper School Science
Ms. Hicks is a retired Registered Nurse and nurse educator. She has been a nurse for over 50 years with the last 30+ years of her career in education. When Covid hit, she decided to retire her nursing license in 2019. She taught at ULM, Grambling State, and retired from Louisiana Delta Community College. She has over 30 years of educational experience at the college level. She received her nursing degree in 1968, Bachelor of Science degree in 1983, and her Master of Science degree in 1984. Having substituted for NBS for 5 years, God blessed her in giving her the opportunity in 2022 to be the Science teacher for upper school students grades 7-12. Her favorite subject is Science!
A widow, Ms. Hicks has 3 adult daughters, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She enjoys living with her beloved “4 legged fur babies” who keep her busy. She has been a member of North Monroe Baptist Church for many years of which her husband was a charter member. Ms. Hicks is honored and blessed to be part of the NBS family.
Upper School History
Began teaching at NBS in 2018
B.A., from Louisiana College
MDiv., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bro. Willoughby is a native of Castor, Louisiana. He is the third generation of his family to attend Louisiana College from which he graduated with a major in Philosophy of Religion and a minor in History. While in college he was a Program and Activities Director for Boys’ Clubs of Central Louisiana before God called him into the ministry.
He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina with a Master of Divinity Degree with Languages.
Over the years he has served God in many areas. He has been a consultant with the Louisiana Baptist Convention for Royal Ambassadors and Disaster Relief, Director of Camp Living Waters in Loranger, Louisiana, and served local churches as Minister of Students, Education, and Pastor. He has a love for missions and has been involved in many mission projects here and oversees.
Librarian, Technology Coordinator
B.Sc., Medical Technology, Louisiana College
Graduate hrs., Library Science, University of La @ Monroe
Employed at NBS since 2000
Mrs. Wood has been married for “more years than she was single” and has two children. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years she continued her education in Library Science to become a school librarian. Mrs. Wood has been a born again Christian since she was a child and loves serving Jesus one day at a time. Her favorite pastimes are reading, watching movies, and traveling with her husband.
Physical Education, Athletic Director
Credentials and Biography coming soon
Library Assistant, Preschool Music
13 years library service
Employed at NBS since 2002
Mrs. Gregory is married and has three children, two graduates of NBS and one daughter currently in NBS’s Upper School. Her desire is to instill a heart of praise in the children because worship music is her passion. Mrs. Gregory says her family has enjoyed their years at NBS and would definately recommend our school to other families.
Upper School Art
B.A. of Art Education from LA Tech
M.A. Reading Specialist from LA Tech
Taught 30 years in Morehouse Parish
Retired in December 2016
Began teaching for NBS in August 2023.
Mrs. Bonsall is from Sheridan, Wyoming. She loves Jesus, family, her church (Upper Room Church Ministries), art, sunflowers, the color green, reading and studying the Bible, coffee,snowmen, and the season autumn.