Autumn Bridges has been teaching since 2012. She has primarily taught English as a Second Language to students ages three to ninety-three from diverse national and ethnic backgrounds. She holds a Master of Arts from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with Christian Studies and Education from North Greenville University. She has served in various children's education ministry activities since 2006. She is now a member of Woodridge Baptist Church.
Jackie Bennett is a veteran retired educator with over 30 years of teaching experience. Her academic accomplishments includes a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary andSpecial Education from Grambling State University Grambling, a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Centenary College of Louisiana and an Education Specialist Degree in Reading from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She also has certification courses in Reading from Louisiana Tech University. She has experience in educating students in a self-contained classroom as well as in a departmentalized setting. She believes that Ignite Classical School is a wonderful learning community for a child to continue their educational journey beyond the home. She believes that the idea of having the word of God embedded into the daily curriculum is a great accessible tool and life guide for the parent, student and teacher because life is a continuous learning process. She believes the words of Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. She is looking forward to helping to build a foundation for a life-long journey of learning and making a difference in the lives of children, families and the community.
Leondria March started her teaching career this past school year; and has had the experience of teaching in a multi-age classroom setting in Headstart. Prior to teaching, Leondria was a Nationally Registered Expanded Duty Dental Assistant for 6 years. She graduated from Wiley College with her Bachelor's degree in Child Development and was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. Born and raised in Shreveport, Leondria is excited to be a part of Ignite and the change the school has to offer to the community. She truly believes in the age old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child" and teachers are a crucial piece of a child's learning foundation. In her spare time, you will find Leondria spending time with her husband Trey, two daughters, Treylin and McKenzie, & their dog Glacier. Her hobbies include reading, DIY crafts/projects, baking, cooking, and spending time in the great outdoors. Leondria and her family are members of the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church.
Adia Garrick Wells
Head of School
Adia Garrick Wells (Ignite Head of School) has been in education since 2011 after completing medical school. She worked at Esperanza College of Eastern University as a department head. This open-door led to a Lead Clinician/Behavioral Health position working in the Philadelphia School System where she counseled children and families from Kindergarten to age 19. Since working towards starting a school, Mrs. Wells has taught in the Shreveport-Bossier area a 6th grade class at a Christian, Classical School, and taught K - 3rd Special Education, completed state certification requirements, started a doctoral program in Christian Education, and started a classical apprenticeship program in preparation for launching Ignite Classical School. Adia and her husband Robert are members of Springs of Grace Baptist Church. They have one son.