Michele Bourgeois

Staff Department


Hi, I'm Michele Bourgeois, and I am so happy to be the counselor here at Hygiene Elementary for my 20th year!  I grew up in Southwest Louisiana, Cajun Country, and I love my Cajun roots. I, also, love my Colorado wings which brought me here 20 years ago.  My undergraduate studies were at USL in Lafayette, Louisiana (now UL), and my graduate studies were at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  I worked at Academy of the Sacred Heart (ASH) in Grand Coteau, LA for 16 years, piror to moving here, and this school holds the honor of being the oldest institution of learning west of the Mississippi to be in continuous existence, since 1821!  I have, also, done therapy practice, privately, as well as, with agencies, on the side.  My post masters professional development and passions of mine include Compassionate Communication, Mediation, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused strategies.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, riding my bike, yoga, reading, bird watching, laughing and loving.  Kindness is a value that I hold sacred.  A fun fact about me is that even though my size wouldn't make this obvious, I was a college basketball player and chosen to the All American team on a National championship Jr. Olympic team in high school.  I am really looking forward to another great year with your students.


Hygiene Peace Pledge

We will…..

Make Peace,

Be Fair,

Give Love,

Show we Care,

Be Kind, Have Fun,

Be a Friend to Everyone,

Quick to Forgive, Be True,

And all this will come back to you.

When we argue talk things out,

That’s what Peace Place is about,

To Everyone, Give a Smile,

That’s the Hygiene Peace PALS Style.