Principal's Welcome

Welcome to SJB, the best kept secret in Shreveport! I began my ministry at St. John’s 10 years ago and am honored to be principal, leading the school that I love and believe in. SJB’s faculty and staff are invested in the school and the students, valuing their role in the formation of each child. That formation is one of the key differences that separates us from other schools. On the side of our school building, there is a quote from Proverbs 22:6. “Teach a child in the way that he should go and when he is older he will not depart from it.” Closely tied to our Cathedral parish, our church and school have a uniquely supportive role of each other that aids in the formation of our students. I value the church and school relationship not only as a school leader, but also as a parishioner and mother of two SJB alumni. My husband and I have relied on the guidance, love, and support our children received at SJB. St. John Berchmans truly becomes a village, with the home and school working together to form men and women who love and serve our Lord.


The Cathedral of St. of John Berchmans has been an integral part of Catholic education in the Shreveport area for over 70 years as teachers from SJB have nurtured children in faith and tradition, preparing students for the rigors of high school and college. Despite SJB’s longevity in the community, our humility often downplays our many achievements and accolades. I invite you to explore our website, visit and like our Facebook page, and contact us for a tour of our school. In addition to our strong STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) curriculum, our school is warm and inviting, providing a family atmosphere that is hard to explain, but feels the moment you walk in the doors. We would love to show you what a gem we have!

Dr. Jennifer Deason, Principal