Phone: 337-217-4960 Ext. 7115


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jodi Grindol

My name is Jodi Grindol, and I was born & raised right here in Lake Charles,  Louisiana. I am the mother of three kind-hearted sons and a proud grandmother of two precious little ones. I attended McNeese State University from 1997-2013 where earned three degrees, beginning with a Bachelor's Degree in Science to become an educator, a Master's Degree in School Counseling, and an Education Specialist’s Degree in Leadership and Administration.  I’ve been a part of the Calcasieu Parish School Board since 2001. I decided to pursue my passion for education because of my own son with special needs, and because I come from a family of educators who believe in helping children become more successful students, working with them to help effectively deal with a variety of problems, and inspiring them to achieve their personal goals.  I've been a part of the Gator Family since 2016 as an English Teacher, and years before when my father, Mr. B.J. Thompson, was a principal. LaGrange has been a part of my family for most of my life! I look forward to working with you all and having a successful 2022-2023 school year.