About Us

Where Eagles Soar!!!

Caddo Heights Math/Science Elementary school was established in 1949 and is located in the heart of Shreveport, LA near the LSU Medical Center. We serve students in grade Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Our motto is “Where Eagles Soar!” 

Mascot: The Bald Eagle

Colors: Red, White, and Navy Blue

Mission Statement: Caddo Heights is committed to inspiring leaders, equipping minds, and transforming lives to create and sustain a productive world. WE ARE CADDO HEIGHTS!!!

Our campus is a one-to-one technology device campus that offers students hands-on experiences while preparing them for their future. We offer daily Spanish lessons that promote inclusivity, we have designated RTI time for EVERY student that is prescriptive to their needs, we have a school garden that is designed to feed families in need, we offer parental involvement opportunities that build a learning partnership between school and home, and we offer a host of clubs that allow students to take on leadership responsibilities. 

Please note our campus also offers educational enrichment that ensures students receive prescriptive enrichment and remediation services to equip them to compete in a diverse world of learners. 

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Mercedes Friels, M.Ed.

Instructional Coordinator

Mercedes Friels is the Instructional Coordinator at Caddo Heights Math Science Elementary School. Mrs. Friels earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, her teaching certification from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, and her Masters of Education from Grand Canyon University. She has taught in grade levels 1st-4th, served as mentor teacher, interventionist and administrative assistant at Caddo Heights.

Mrs. Friels is very passionate about education and believes that every child has the ability to learn and that it is our job to provide them with the best opportunities. Caddo Heights’ success is a top priority. Mrs. Friels’ focus is the training and supervision of teachers to assure the implementation of classroom instruction to drive student success.

Mrs. Friels is proud to be a Caddo Heights Eagle and cannot wait to SOAR!

Lead Content Teacher

Pennie Brown earned a Master of Education plus 30 in educational leadership from Louisiana Tech University. Ms. Brown has been an upper elementary special education teacher in Caddo Parish for three years. Prior to that, she taught in a third grade English language arts classroom for four years and second grade for seven years. Ms. Brown has also served as an assessment reader for several states. She has served as a Teacher Leader Advisor for the Louisiana Department of Education. Currently, she is entering her second year as a Lead Content Teacher serving the Caddo Heights Math and Science Elementary School.

Pennie Brown


Diversity Specialist (Lead Sped)

  Information coming soon.


My name is Ms. Tolbert and I am a Shreveport native. I have been the counselor at Caddo Heights for ten years and I love calling Caddo Heights my home. I am excited to work with the students, families, and community in the Caddo Heights neighborhood. As school counselor, I get to wear many hats, but to sum it all up, I am a child advocate. Making sure student needs are met so that students are mentally, physically, and academically ready to learn is my specialty. 

I am the proud mother of one son, Dylan and I am his biggest fan. I enjoy going to his sporting events, watching movies, and traveling. Professionally, my credentials include a bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education from Grambling State University, master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from LaTech, +30 in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I am a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association and Caddo School Counselor’s Association. Currently I am a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC). 

I look forward to working with students and building relationships with families.

Ms. Tolbert


Community Partners

Ochsner Health System

Shreveport Green

Volunteers of America