Carousel Committed

Meet our school leaders who are committed to ensuring our students receive the best possible care!

Arielle Hughes, MBA

Mrs. Arielle is dedicated to the early education field and the students, staff and families of Carousel Preschool. She has connected with leaders across the state through the Louisiana Early Leaders Academy and hopes to be involved in community-wide improvements in the early childhood industry.

She is a mom first, to her daughter, Charlotte, who has been a Carousel Preschool student since she was 8 weeks old.


Originally from New York, Mrs. Arielle moved to the New Orleans area in 2009. Mrs. Arielle has a BSM  from Tulane University and a MBA from LSU-S. Additionally, she has a Child Development Associate Credential, and is a certified CLASS Observer in Infant, Toddler and Preschool and is a Louisiana Pathways Approved Trainer.

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Noel Lewis

Mrs. Noel ​has been working in the early childhood industry in various roles since 2009. As our school director and a former Pre-K teacher, she brings her classroom expertise to the leadership team and oversees the implementation of Carousel's curriculum. Mrs. Noel works closely with our Pre-K teachers to provide classroom coaching and support.

She is the mother of a sweet baby boy, Kyler, and also forms strong positive relationships with many of Carousel Preschool's students.

Mrs. Noel has an Associate's Degree in Care and Development of Young Children, has a Louisiana Ancillary Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and is a Certified CLASS Pre-K Observer.

Jeanna Acosta

Assistant director

Mrs. Jeanna holds her Associate's Degree in Early Childood Development?? and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in ???? She is a certified CLASS Observer in both Infant and Toddler.

She works closely with our infant and toddler classrooms providing coaching, support and ????

Mrs. Jeanna's daughter, Presley, is a current Carousel Preschool student.

Joni Ferguson

administrative assistant

Mrs. Joni is a former Carousel Pre-K teacher and her daughter, Sadie is a former Carousel Preschooler. She has a Child Development ASsociate Credential as well as Associate Degrees in slkjflskd and akldsjfklsdf.

Mrs. Joni manages our office and also provides support to staff, student and families.