Brandi Hermes - 9th Grade Counselor

9th Grade


Brandi Hermes graduated from Southwood High School in 2003. She went on to persue her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Louisiana Tech University. She began her School Counseling Career in Webster Parish working with elementary and middle school students. Several years later, she began working at Southwood with high school students. Through her years of experience working with a wide range of students, her passion is with the challenging work involved in helping students set goals and reach their full potential.


Her most rewarding job is being a wife and a mother to three little boys. They spend most of their free time at the ball park watching their children play baseball.

Megan Allen- 10th Grade Counselor

After graduating high school from Caddo Parish, Megan Allen went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance at Louisiana Tech University. She started her teaching career in Caddo Parish as a Geometry teacher in 2016 and in 2019 has taken on the role as school counselor. She enjoys getting to help students in all facets as a counselor but especially helping them reach their full potential and prepare for their future.  

Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. 


Kathryn Murphy - 11th Grade Counselor

11th Grade 


Kathryn Murphy graduated from Southwood High School in 2002. After graduating high school, she went on to study business at Louisiana State University Shreveport. She graduated from LSUS with a Bachelor's in Marketing in 2007. She was driven to pursue her Master's in Counseling by her desire to help people achieve their goals and better understand themselves. She graduated form Louisiana Tech with her Master's in Counseling and Guidance in 2010. She has enjoyed working as a high school counselor for five years and loves helping students succeed at her Alma Mater.


Kathryn enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, and friends, reading and traveling.


Stenson Baker - 12th Grade Counselor

12th Grade 


Stenson Baker received his Bachelors of Science in Science Education from Louisiana Tech University. He earned his certification in Special Education form Louisiana State University, Shreveport. He aslo earned his masters of Arts in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. He started his teaching career in Caddo in 1993 and became a Professional School Counselor in 2001. He is the Southwood Student Council advisor and they sponsor the following activities: Homecoming, Blood Drives, Scholarship Pageants, Teacher Appreciation Lunch, Talent Show and community service activities. His philosophy is all students can learn; you just have to find the right key to open their door to success.


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