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Gayla Fowler - High School Instructor

Gayla FowlerMy name is Gayla Fowler.  I was born in Alaska.   My father retired from the Air Force when I was 8 years old.  My elementary and middle school years were here in South Bossier where I graduated high school from Parkway.  I then went on to Bossier Parish Community College and then to Centenary College.  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Social Studies Education.  I have been teaching at-risk students for 16 years in Bossier Parish. I have taught in the Virtual Program for the last 4 years.   I also teach the Saturday drug and alcohol class for the parish called Changing Paces.  I believe Bossier Parish is a great school district to work in.  I am married to Mr. Bob Fowler who teaches math at Bossier High.  He has a masters degree and is a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  We have one son, Andrew, who is married to Brooke.  We have two westies and three cats.  

Michelle Ogle Doolittle - High School Instructor

Michelle Ogle DoolittleHi, my name is Michelle Ogle Doolittle.  I was born on Barksdale Air Force Base and began traveling the world at the young age of 6 months old.  My parents decided to return to Bossier City and raise their children after my father retired when I was in the 5th grade.  I attended Waller Elementary, Rusheon Middle School, and Bossier High School where I graduated from in 1986.  I attended Bossier Parish Community College and Louisiana State University Shreveport where I graduated college.  I obtained a Masters of Education in Technology K-12 through Nova Southeastern University in Florida.  I have taught in the Bossier Parish Virtual High School Program since 2012 when the program was piloted.  In my opinion Bossier Parish is an outstanding educational district not only to work for, but to have your student to be educated.  My 5 children (Melissa, Daniel, Zachary, Krystyn, Sarah) were educated in the Bossier Parish School system, and I am extremely happy with each of their successes. I am married to Gary Doolittle who worked for Centerpoint Energy for 40+ years.  I am a proud grandmother of Christopher and Taylor Bacot, Jasmine Ogle, Kennedy Prescott, RyLeigh Doolittle, Hadleigh and Hunner Doolittle with one granddaugher on the way.

Robert Batchelor - High School Instructor

Robert BatchelorMr. Batchelor joined the Virtual team in January of 2017. A product of the Bossier School system, he graduted from Airline High School in 1976. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from East Texas Baptist University in 1980. He brings over 25 years of experience in K-12. He also has experience in real estate and ministry. Mr. Batchelor and his wife, Janiene, have two daughters, two son-in-laws and two granddaughters

Karen Bean - Middle School Instructor


Mrs. Bean joined the virtual team in August 2019.  She is a native of Baton Rouge, LA, but has lived "up north" in Shreveport/Bossier for the past eighteen years.  Mrs. Bean received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University.  After working in the corporate world for several years, Mrs. Bean went back to school and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and a School Librarian certification from LA Tech.  She has been teaching for 12 years and has experience in K-12.  Mrs. Bean has taught exclusively in Title I schools to at-risk students, and she believes that every child can be empowered to learn.  Mrs. Bean and her husband have a daughter and a son who both attend Bossier schools.  She believes that Bossier Parish Schools offer the BEST education to students!