Degrees and Certifications:

Birth to Five / Early Interventionist Education (Bachelor's Degree) The Birth to Five/ Early Interventionist Education (BFED) undergraduate degree program at Nicholls State University is the only program of its kind in the state. The certifications that are obtained by graduates of the BFED degree program are as follows: Birth to 3, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1st – 3rd, and Early Intervention. Having multiple certifications opens up a vast number of career and professional opportunities for the BFED graduate. In addition, the Early Intervention Certification allows graduates to work as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher with Early Steps and as a Special Educator in the Prekindergarten and Kindergarten grade levels within the school district. Child Development and Preschool Management (Associate Degree) Within our continuously changing society, there is a great demand for quality guidance and care for young children. Graduates of our CDAS program experience advanced training to develop the skills necessary to guide and enhance the developmental progression of children from birth – 8 years of age.

Ms. Cassie Giroir

Welcome to my class!

Hello, I am Ms. Giroir. I look forward to teaching and working toward achieving success with my students. This will be my third year teaching, my second year at Lakewood Elementary School. I will teach special education, inclusion setting, for the subjects Math and Science this year. I am anticipating an exciting and fun-filled year, and I can not wait to create memories with your children this school year. 

This year I will incorporate Google Classroom with our district-provided Chromebooks. Google Classroom is a tool that allows me to post announcements and reminders for students. It also allows for class assignments and submissions to be posted and collected digitally.

To access Google Classroom please use the following link: and have your child log in to their Google account. Once logged in, you can review class announcements, assignments, and course information. 

Students with special needs require more than just an education from their teachers. They need support, warm, and acceptance
Every child deserves a champion: an adult Who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insist