Meet the Administration
Mrs. Thedra Howard Green
Assistant Principal of Instruction, 7-8
Thedra Howard Green received a Bachelor of Science (BA) degree from Grambling State University, a Master of Education (M.ED) from Northwestern State and plus thirty Graduate Hours from various area Louisiana Universities across the state.
Before accepting the position of Assistant Principal of Instruction, Mrs. Green served the Green Oaks High School district community as a Business Teacher, Marketing Coordinator, and a faculty mentor to students for eighteen years. She has earned academic certifications in Business Education, Marketing Education, Supervision of Student Teaching, and Educational Technology Facilitator.
Mrs. Green believes deeply in and is devoted to the philosophical belief of President Barak Obama that "Nobody gets to write your destiny but you." As a leader, she stands by her personal doctrine that, "excuses yields mediocrity but hard work yields success'"
Mrs. Green is a lifelong native of Keithville, Louisiana, a graduate from Huntington High School, and a descendent of a number of retired Caddo Parish educators. She is the wife of Mr. Larry Green, Sr. and together they have two beautiful children, Ashley and Larry, Jr.
Ms. Chenita McDonald,
Assistant Principal of Administration, 7-8
Chenita Ary McDonald received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Master of Education (MEd) from Louisiana State University-Shreveport and a plus thirty from Louisiana Tech University.
Ms. McDonald taught at Southwood High School and C. E. Byrd High School before becoming an administrator. She has served as both Assistant Principal of Instruction and Assistant Principal of Administration at three schools. Her academic certifications include: Biology, English, Supervisor of Student Teaching, and Supervisor of Instruction.
She has also served as an adjunct instructor at LSUS, Louisiana Tech, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Bossier Parish Community College and Northwestern State university-Shreveport. She believes that all children are unique and require an environment that is conducive to learning.
Ms. McDonald is a graduate of Minden High School. She has three children who have graduated from Caddo schools and one currently in middle school.
Mrs. Seretta Johnson Smith,
Assistant Principal of Instruction, 9-12
Mrs. Smith was born and raised here in Caddo Parish. She graduated from Southwood High School in 2007, attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport where she received her Bachelors in Liberal Arts in Secondary Education Social Studies in 2011 and later returned to complete her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2014. Mrs. Smith has been at Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy since August 2011, she taught American History and was promoted to her current position in 2016.
Seretta works diligently to ensure the teachers and students of Green Oaks, both current and future, have every opportunity to be successful. Her number one goal is the individual success for each student regardless of the path awaiting post- secondary. The other goal is making sure teachers are supported in the classroom so they can facilitate every child’s success!
Seretta is married to Mr. Nicholaus Smith, they have two sons, Nicholaus and Lincoln.
Mr. James Outley,
Assistant Principal of Administration, 9-12
Mr. Outley is a native of the Jonesboro-Hodge community. He received his Bachelor of Science and a Masters +30 from Grambling State University. As a retired veteran of the Army National Guard, Mr. Outley combines some of the philosophies and experiences of the military with the educational principles learned during his 23 years as a teacher and administrator. This combination has allowed him to serve his students with a quality education.
Mr. Outley has served as an assistant principal for 9 years and a principal for 1.5. He designed and created the curriculum for the Caddo Parish Expulsion Program in 1995. Mr. Outley served 6 years as the Head Teacher for the program. He has represented Caddo Parish as a presenter in a national convention for positive behavior support. Mr. Outley has work in the Special School District #1 at Swanson Correctional Center for Youth in Monroe, LA.
Mr. Outley believes that all students can learn. As an administrator, it is his job to make every day a positive and safe learning experience.