It is both my privilege and my pleasure to work at Eden Gardens Magnet. I have been employed by Caddo Parish Schools since 1985. I became the counselor at Eden Gardens in 2000, then the Principal in December of 2014. I am happily married to Mark Allen, who also works for Caddo Parish Schools as Classified Personnal Administrator. We have two sons, Tyler and Ryne, both of whom received the very best elementary education here in the garden. I was a mom here for ten years before I became part of the faculty. I personally know the amount of commitment and personal attention that it takes to both be a parent and a faculty member here at Eden Gardens. Even though our nest is "empty," my husband and I stay very busy keeping up with our jobs and our boys. In my free time I love to cook, scrapbook, entertain and play tennis. Your children are the very best of each day here as the principal of our great school. Thank you for sharing them with us. They are a blessing.
Felecia J. GipsonInstructional Coordinator
I am very excited and honored to be a member of the Eden Gardens family! I cannot express how rewarding it is to work with the staff and students in "the garden." My educational experiences include a Bachelor of Science degree from LSU in 2003 along with a Master of Education Supervision and Administration in 2007 from LSUS. In addition to these certifications, I have completed +30 hours in Education Curriculum and Instruction through the Louisiana Education Consortium. During my ten years in Caddo Public Schools, I have enjoyed teaching students in grades 3, 4 and 5, as well as serving as an administrator prior to my appointment at Eden Gardens. My absolute favorite things to do during my free time are spending time with my husband, Frank, and our two daughters, Giana and Leigha.
It is with great pleasure that I serve as counselor at Eden Gardens! I have been in education for 20 years, the last 13 as an elementary counselor in Caddo Parish. I am here to serve the children, parents, and our wonderful staff. I am available for listening, talking, and helping in any way possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a need or request for you or your child. My husband and I have one son, Zachary, who currently attends Eden Gardens. In my free time I love to watch or attend sporting events and spend time with my family and friends.