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Meet Monica Fabre, Ph.D. - New Principal at Plaisance Elementary School

 Bio: Monica Fabre, Ph.D.
“To Teach Is to Live, I Live to Teach.” Dr. Monica Battley-Fabre was born the youngest of six children to the late Toussaint and Madris Battley. She was born and raised in New Roads, Louisiana. She is the wife of Angelo Fabre and the mother of Kenneth Douglas, Kendal Dwight and Madris Christine.
Dr. Fabre earned the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts - Secondary Education, Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education), Master of Education - Educational Leadership; from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. Dr. Fabre went on to receive her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Jackson State University in 2014. Dr. Fabre has traveled the United States extensively presenting her educational research.
Dr. Fabre has been in education 10 ½ years beginning her career as a classroom teacher. She has taught in the following school systems: Pointe Coupee, East Baton Rouge, Livingston Parishes, Jackson Public School System in Jackson, Mississippi and Rapides Parish School System.
Dr. Fabre’s first administrative role was Principal of Rosenwald Elementary school (Her Alma Mater). Under Dr. Fabre’s leadership Rosenwald met its school performance score for the first time in Louisiana’s history of accountability (2012-2013) earning 13.5 points which enabled Rosenwald Elementary to be named a “Top Gains” School by the State of Louisiana. Dr. Fabre was recruited to be Principal of Harrison Education Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota which is a Federal Setting IV Special Education Center that serves students with severe behavioral issues. Dr. Fabre went into the “toughest building” in Minnesota to SERVE some of the nation’s “Most At-Promise” students. During Dr. Fabre’s 1st year as principal of Harrison, she was able to graduate 4 students in one year where only 5 students graduated during a 14 year span prior to her leadership. In addition, Dr. Fabre was instrumental in getting a group of students to participate in Minnesota’s History Day (A first for the school.) The students’ documentary earned them, the school and the district honorable mention. Dr. Fabre has also worked as an adjunct professor at Southern University teaching in the educational leadership department; has been an education consultant for the Noxubee County School System (Mississippi) and has facilitated numerous professional developments nationwide specializing in standards-based assessments.
Dr. Fabre’s life scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 and she is driven by the following: “If I can help somebody, as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody, with a word or a song, if I can show somebody, that they’re travelling wrong, then my living shall not be in vain. If I can do my duty, as a good man ought, if I can bring back beauty, to a world up wrought, if I can spread love’s message, as the Master taught, THEN MY LIVING SHALL NOT BE IN VAIN.”