Dr. Pendleton brings a wealth of knowledge from her tenure at Northwood High School where she worked intensively to increase career and technical opportunities for students while also partnering with teachers to increase training aligned to recent changes in state standards.

Her resume includes noteworthy accolades such as reducing academic failures at campuses she has served by up to 69 percent and increasing graduation rates by up to 10 percent in a single year. After 13 years of experience as a classroom science teacher, she began her first administrative role in 2009 at Huntington High School and moved to Northwood in 2012.

In addition to her work in Caddo, Dr. Pendleton is respected across the region for her role with various groups including serving as the lead school team evaluator as part of the AdvancED accreditation team, the leading accreditation agency for K-12 and university schools and systems. Among Dr. Pendleton’s top goals for Southwood, she cited means of continuing to build the school’s biotech magnet program, intertwine career and technical industry-based certifications with courses offered at the campus and improving brand awareness and recognition of the school.

Allison Hammond has been a proud Southwood Cowboy for 15 years.  Ms. Hammond is Assistant Principal of Instruction and enjoys working with teachers, students, and parents. Prior to coming to Southwood, Ms. Hammond taught English and Speech for ten years at Huntington High School.


Ms. Hammond graduated from Airline High School.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Secondary Education English and a minor in Speech/Communications from LSUS.  She earned her Master of Education degree from Centenary College.  She completed her Plus 30 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In addition, Ms. Hammond completed the National Institute for School Leadership(NISL) in 2018.

Allison is happily married to Gregory Hammond.  She enjoys reading, singing, running, and spending time with her family.

David Elledge graduated from and played baseball at Airline High School. He attended LSU-Shreveport where he was a member of the Pilots baseball team for three years. After receiving his bachelor's degree in 1994, he began teaching in Caddo Parish while coaching baseball at LSU-Shreveport. He started teaching and coaching at Southwood in 2001. He went back to LSU-Shreveport and received his master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2008. He has been serving Southwood as an Assistant Principal since 2009.


He enjoys watching Southwood athletic teams compete and playing golf. He and his wife Nicole have two children.

Mrs. Rosie Weston-Hudson is a graduate of the former Reuben McCall Senior High School (Madison High School) of Tallulah, LA. She received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and her graduate degree in education from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA. She also completed additional studies at Boston University and Louisiana Tech University.


Before entering the field of education, Mrs. Weston-Hudson was employed in software development and circuit design at MIT Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, Massachusetts. She entered the field of education after moving to Shreveport.  She has been employed as a mathematics instructor in the Fair Park Medical Careers Magnet Program and at Huntington High School. She has also served as Counselor at the former Oak Terrace/J. B. Harville Middle School, Law and Business Magnet Program Coordinator at Huntington High School, Assistant Principal at the former Oak Terrace/J. B. Harville Alternative School, and Principal of the former M. J. Moore Math-Science Middle School.


She has been recognized as High School Teacher of the Year and Counselor of the Year. She is married to Dr. Robert C. Hudson.  They have three children and one grandchild.

Michelle has been an educator in Caddo Parish Schools for 21 years.  In addition to being a teacher and administrator, she has also served as a Science Master Teacher, Coordinator of the Science, Medicine and Academic Research Training Program (SMART) and as a Seminar Leader with the New Teacher Project. Mrs. Berry is happy to serve as Administrative Assistant and Director of the Biotechnology Magnet Program at Southwood High School supporting teachers, students and parents.
Mrs. Berry graduated from Northwood High School.   She earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Science Education from Centenary College of Louisiana.  She earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Phoenix.  In addition, Mrs. Berry completed the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) in 2018.

Michelle is happily married to Kris Berry and together they have four children. She enjoys going on cruises, camping, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family.

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