LMA Staff

Katherine BellKatherine Bell
DIRECTOR
Phone: 903-702-7655 ext. 1600
E-mail: bellk@marshallisd.com
Ms. Katherine Bell joined MISD as Little Mav Academy Director in the summer of 2018. She brings over 25 years of experience in childcare, and has served as a public school teacher for three years. She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from LeTourneau University.

"It is a privilege to help build a solid foundation in the early years of development here at LMA that will lead to future educational growth and success for our students," Ms. Bell says.

In her spare time, Ms. Bell enjoys spending time with her family, her two dogs and "Red," her horse.

 
Christina LeffallChristina Leffall
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Phone: 903-702-7655 
E-mail: leffallc@marshallisd.com
Mrs. Christina Leffall serves as Assistant Director at Little Mav Academy and is in her second year in MISD. She holds a B.S. in Science from Wiley College. Mrs. Leffall has seven years of experience in childcare.

"I love watching the children of Little Mav Academy grow and accomplish new milestones," Ms. Leffall says.

"In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family, and to read.
 
 
Amber WhortonAmber Whorton
TEACHER - INFANTS
Phone: 903-702-7655
E-Mail: whortona@marshallisd.com

Mrs. Amber Whorton has over seven years of experience in childcare. A 2012 graduate of Southwood High School in Shreveport, Ms. Whorton has one year of experience at LMA.

"I love helping to mold our babies into well-diversified children," she says.

In her spare time, Mrs. Whorton enjoys spending time with her family.

 
Bailey AllwhiteBailey Allwhite
TEACHER
Phone: 903-702-7655 
E-mail: alwhiteb@marshallisd.com
Ms. Bailey Allwhite has over six years of experience serving in childcare and is a 2013 graduate of Waskom High School.

"I love being able to work with our kids at Little Mav Academy, to teach them new things, and love on them each day!" she says.

In her spare time, Bailey loves reading and spending time with family.
 
 
Laverne RussellLaverne Russell
TEACHER
Phone: 903-702-7655 
E-mail: russelll@marshallisd.com
Ms. Laverne Russell holds a B.S. in Early Childhood from Wiley College and also an M.Ed. in Education from Liberty University. She has spent 15 years in Marshall ISD and has over seven years experience in childcare.

"I love to teach the children new skills and see their expressions when they 'get' it, and say 'Look Ms. Vern, I did it!'" she says.

"In her spare time away from LMA, Ms. Russell loves to cook for her family and to go fishing.
 
 
Gina WindhamGina Windham
TEACHER
Phone: 903-702-7655 
E-mail: windhamgr@marshallisd.com
Mrs. Gina Windham is the newest member of the staff at Little Mav Academy, coming on board for the 2019-2020 school year. A graduate of Liberty-Eylau High School, she has over five years experience in childcare.

"I enjoy experiencing the little ones' growth and development," she says.

In her spare time, Mrs. Windham loves family time and following the MHS Band. Her husband, Mark, is the new Director of Bands for MISD.



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