Our Faculty & Staff

Great teachers make a difference in student lives and outcomes. At Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School we attract and retain expert teachers who specialize in educating students two year olds through eighth grade.

Our faculty and staff are highly educated with many holding a Masters degree or higher. Understanding that longevity does not always equal excellence, we encourage ongoing learning, training, and professional development.

Every EDS teacher has the desire to make a difference in the lives of our children. This dedication and passion for the profession creates engaged teachers who inspire students and guide each individual child on their educational journey.

Search below to find out more.


Administration

The Rev. Frances "Boo" Kay

Head of School

Hello, my name is The Rev. Frances Kay but everyone calls me “Boo”. I am the Head of School here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School.

I earned my B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1970, in Elementary Education and taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades at EDS until 1986. I became the Assistant » read more...

  bkay@episcopaldayschool.org


Amelia Yakupzack

Assistant Head of School

Amelia Yakupzack is originally from Denham Springs, Louisiana, but has lived in Southwest Louisiana since 1984. After graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University, Amelia began a career in public education. » read more...

  ayakupzack@episcopaldayschool.org


Allison Schnake

Director of Advancement

Profile coming soon... » read more...

  aschnake@episcopaldayschool.org


Amanda LeBlanc

Business Manager/Accounts Payables and Receivables

Hi, my name is Amanda LeBlanc and I am the Business Manager/Accounts Receivable. Prior to joining the Bishop Noland family, I did private accounting for a company here in the Lake Charles area for 5 years. I graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2003. In 2006, I went back to MSU and received a » read more...

  aleblanc@episcopaldayschool.org


Candace Marque

Dean of Academics

Hello, my name is Mrs. Marque. I am the Dean of Academics here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I work closely with all of the faculty to design and implement effective curriculum and teaching strategies to prepare our students and ensure their success. » read more...

  cmarque@episcopaldayschool.org


Kelly Davis

Administrative Assistant

Hi, my name is Kelly Davis. I am the Administrative Assistant. I have a Master’s of Science degree from McNeese State University in Instructional Technology. » read more...

  kdavis@episcopaldayschool.org


Laurie Ardoin

Director of Development

I am Laurie Ardoin, Director of Annual Giving and Development Services at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I joined the team in 2008. I earned my Bachelors of Art degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations from McNeese State University.

In my current role, I coordinate all annual giving » read more...

  lardoin@episcopaldayschool.org


Lisa Leubner

Director of Admission/Marketing

Hi, my name is Lisa Leubner. I am the Admissions and Marketing Director. Prior to joining the family at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School in 2008, I was the Marketing Director at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana and worked in management at US Unwired and Harrah’s Casino. » read more...

  lleubner@episcopaldayschool.org


Stephanie Nicholas

Director of Operations

Hi, my name is Stephanie Nicholas. I am the Director of Operations at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. Prior to taking this position, I was a Tax Manager at Broussard & Co. CPAs working in public accounting for ten plus years.

I am married to Matthew Nicholas and we have four children who attend EDS. » read more...

  snicholas@episcopaldayschool.org


Stephanie Strode

Registrar/Receptionist

Hi Everyone! My name is Stephanie Strode and I am the Registrar/Receptionist at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. Prior to joining the EDS team, I was a Student Life Coordinator at Sowela Technical Community College. I graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and I am currently pursuing MBA at Keller Graduate School of management. » read more...

  sstrode@episcopaldayschool.org




Preschool

Alicia Goodwin

Kindergarten Teacher/PreK 4 and Kindergarten Division Coordinator

My name is Alicia Goodwin. I have been teaching for 42 years. I have taught Kindergarten at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School for the past 32 years.


» read more...

  agoodwin@episcopaldayschool.org


Alisha Tumey

PreK 3 Teacher/PreK 2 and PreK 3 Division Coordinator

Hi, I’m Mrs. Alisha! I feel blessed to be here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School along with my children. This will be my 9th year teaching and my 4th year in PreK 3 at EDS. I am a graduate of McNeese State University with a degree in Finance/ Economics in 2006. In 2009, I completed my teaching certification from Louisiana College and in 2018 I finished my first, hopefully not my last, Master's degree.
» read more...

  atumey@episcopaldayschool.org


Amanda Pousson

PreK 4 Teacher

My name is Amanda Pousson. I am a PreK 4 teacher. I taught PreK 2 at EDS for three years before moving to PreK 4. This is my ninth year teaching all together. » read more...

  apousson@episcopaldayschool.org


Ashley Hughes

PreK 3 Teacher

Hello my name is Ashley Hughes. I am a PreK 3 teacher here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I graduated from McNeese State University in 2005, with a Bachelors degree in Family and Child Studies. I love to come to work every day and see the children learn and grow. I am amazed by what God does in the lives of these children every day! My co-workers are wonderful and make EDS such a wonderful place to work. » read more...

  ahughes@episcopaldayschool.org


Betty Manuel

PreK 3 Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Mrs. Betty Manuel and I am a Teaching Assistant in PreK 3. I have been at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School for 24 years. I am also the care giver for Early Morning Care in PreK 3. I have taught in PreK 4, PreK 2 and PreK 3. I love preschool aged children! » read more...

  bmanuel@episcopaldayschool.org


Brittany Theriot

Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Hello my name is Brittany Theriot and I am the Teaching Assistant in Kindergarten. I have been at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School for four years as a parent volunteer, substitute teacher, and teaching assistant in PreK 2 and PreK 4. My sons and I have been a part of the EDS family for eight years. Brock is in the 7th grade, Cruz is in the 5th grade and Lux is in 2nd grade. » read more...

  btheriot@episcopaldayschool.org


Kailey Venable

PreK 2 Teacher

Hello. My name is Kailey Venable. This will be my 4th year here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School, where I am a Pre-K 2 teacher. I also work and coordinate After School Care. » read more...

  kvenable@episcopaldayschool.org


Katie Fruge

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi, my name is Katie Fruge, and I am Kindergarten teacher at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. This will be my eighth year teaching and my sixth year at EDS. » read more...

  kfruge@episcopaldayschool.org


Kristy Bonilla

PreK 2 Teacher

Hi! My name is Kristy Bonilla. This will be my third year teaching Prek 2 at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. However, prior to teaching at EDS I taught in East Baton Rouge for four years. I am a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminology. After I graduated, I went back and got certified in Elementary Education. » read more...

  kbonilla@episcopaldayschool.org


Kyrie Berezuk

PreK 3 Teaching Assistant

Hello, my name is Kyrie Berezuk. This will be my second year as a PreK 3 Teaching Assistant, at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School, and my third year working in the aftercare program. Originally from New York State, I have also lived in Vermont and Colorado, before a sense of adventure, and a road trip through the South, led me to Lake Charles, Louisiana. I was a competitive figure skater for ten years and began my first job coaching ice skating in 2007. It was there that I first discovered the joy of teaching and working with children. » read more...

  kberezuk@episcopaldayschool.org


Mandi Royer

PreK 3 Teacher

Hi, my name is Ms. Mandi Royer. I am a PreK 3 teacher, and have been here for the last fourteen years. Prior to joining the Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School faculty and family I was blessed with the opportunity to do my practicum here in PreK 4. As I learned more about the teachers, the curriculum, and the environment, I knew that EDS was where I belonged. I couldn’t imagine my children going elsewhere. » read more...

  mroyer@epsicopaldayschool.org


Mary Burke

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello, my name is Mary Burke. I have been teaching for 23 years. This is my 15th year at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School and my 21st year to teach kindergarten. My teaching philosophy is to provide a safe learning environment where all children can succeed.
» read more...

  mburke@episcopaldayschool.org


Nicole Duplechin

PreK 4 Teacher

Hello, my name is Mrs. Nikki Duplechin. I teach PreK 4 here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School and have for the last 23 years!

I have been married for 26 years and we have two beautiful daughters. Both of our girls attended EDS and are now students at McNeese State University.

I also have a » read more...

  nduplechin@episcopaldayschool.org


Stephanie Potter

PreK 4 Teacher

My name is Stephanie Potter. Teaching PreK 4 at EDS is exactly where I want be! I've student taught and/or substitute taught in every grade and enrichment offered at our school. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than spending my days with four year-olds! » read more...

  spotter@episcopaldayschool.org


Taryn Scarborough

PreK 3 Teaching Assistant

Hello, my name is Mrs. Taryn Scarborough. I have been a Teaching Assistant in the preschool division at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School since 2008. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else!

I have had many jobs, ranging from mortgage processor to truck dispatcher, receptionist to sales assistant, but I » read more...

  tscarborough@episcopaldayschool.org



Lower School

Amanda Meche

First Grade Teacher/Lower School Coordinator

Hi, my name is Amanda Meche and I teach first grade at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I also serve as Lower School Coordinator.
» read more...

  ameche@episcopaldayschool.org


Gage Gardner

Fourth Grade Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Mrs. Gage Gardner, I am the 4th grade teacher here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School.
» read more...

  ggardner@episcopaldayschool.org


Jean Marie Rasbeary

Fourth Grade Teacher

Profile coming soon... » read more...

  jmrasbeary@episcopaldayschool.org


Kelsey Riley

Second Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Kelsey Riley and I teach second grade at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School.

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and received a Master's Degree in the Arts of Teaching at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). This will be my seventh year of teaching and my second at Bishop Noland. I formerly worked as a third grade teacher in my hometown of St. Bernard Parish, located just outside of New Orleans. » read more...

  kriley@episcopaldayschool.org


Kim Vasquez

First Grade Teacher

Hi, I am Kimberly Vasquez, and I am beginning my fifth year as a first grade teacher at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. Prior to joining the EDS family, I served as a Social Worker for the State of Louisiana for 13 years and specialized in the areas of adoption and public health.
» read more...

  kvasquez@episcopaldayschool.org


Leah Begnaud

5th/6th Grade ELA Teacher

My name is Mrs. Leah Begnaud. I teach 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts. I began my affiliation with Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School 39 years ago on my first day of first grade. Since that day I have worn many hats here student, teacher, coach. My greatest hope for the students I teach is for them to leave here with a desire to be life-long learners to never stop becoming the people they will be. » read more...

  lcurrie@episcopaldayschool.org


Leigh Anne Paul

5th/6th Grade Social Studies and Religion Teacher

Hello, my name is Leigh Anne Paul. This year will be my first at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I will be teaching social studies and am thrilled to guide students along on the journey of our past! » read more...

  lapaul@episcopaldayschool.org


Lesli Ericson

Third Grade Teacher

Hello. My name is Mrs. Lesli Ericson and I teach 3rd grade at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. This will be my fourteenth year teaching here at EDS and my thirteenth year teaching third grade.

» read more...

  lcaples@episcopaldayschool.org


Libby Richards

Third Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Libby McCreedy Richards. It's hard to believe that I started teaching at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School 24 years ago! I am from Lake Charles and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood from McNeese State University. I am certified to teach preschool through fourth grade. I started teaching in PreK4 and eventually moved to third grade because of my love for science. » read more...

  lrichards@episcopaldayschool.org


Meyshana Lunon

5th/6th Grade Math Teacher

Hello, my name is Meyshana Lunon. This will be my first year at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I will be teaching 5th and 6th grade math. » read more...

  mlunon@episcopaldayschool.org


Ryan Patin

5th/6th Grade Science Teacher

Hello, my name is Ryan Patin. I teach 5th and 6th grade Science here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School.

I am from Moss Bluff and a graduate of Sam Houston High School but have lived in Lake Charles for the past 12 years. I attended McNeese State University and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology and extended coursework in Chemistry and Psychology, then graduate coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology in Applied Behavior Analysis. » read more...

  rpatin@episcopaldayschool.org




South Campus

Amanda Ogea

Middle School and Upper School Science Teacher

Hey, I am Mrs. Ogea. I teach Science to all of our middle school and upper school students. After graduating from Barbe High School, I attended classes at McNeese State University and worked in the PreK 2 and 3 here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Education. » read more...

  aogea@episcopaldayschool.org


Gabe Fontenot

Athletic Director, 7th-9th Grade PE, and 8th Grade Math Teacher

My name is Gabe Fontenot, and I am the Athletic Director at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. This school year will be my eighth year as a teacher and fifth year as Athletic Director. I began my affiliation with the school through coaching the 5th grade boys basketball team in 2012, and then was hired on as a long term substitute at the end of the school year. I was officially hired in July of 2013 as a full time teacher and coach. » read more...

  gfontenot@episcopaldayschool.org


Joy McBroom

Middle and Upper School English Teacher

Hi, my name is Joy McBroom. I am the Middle and Upper School English teacher at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. This is my eleventh year to teach at EDS. I attended McNeese State University where I received a Masters Degree in Education. My certification includes grades 1 - 8, high school English and computer literacy. » read more...

  jcastle@episcopaldayschool.org


Kailyn Thibodeaux

Geometry Teacher

Hi, my name is Kailyn Thibodeaux, and I am the Upper School Geometry teacher at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. This is my eleventh year of teaching and am so excited to join the EDS family. Originally from New Orleans, I attended Louisiana State University where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Natural Science in Secondary Education Mathematics. I am certified for grades 6-12 in math and have taught everything from Geometry to Calculus as well as Dual-Enrollment courses such as College Algebra and Statistics. » read more...

  kthibodeaux@episcopaldayschool.org


Savannah Havard

Middle and Upper School History Teacher

Hey, my name is Savannah Havard. I have been the Middle and Upper School History teacher at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School for the past five years. I am also the Asst. Softball Coach at Iowa High School. Prior to joining Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School I was a 5th Grade teacher at College Oaks Elementary. I attended Louisiana State University at Eunice on a softball scholarship. » read more...

  shavard@episcopaldayschool.org


Skye Williamson

Middle and Upper School Math Teacher

Welcome, my name is Skye Williamson and I am a math teacher here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School South Campus. I am originally from Lafayette but we moved here in 2010 when my husband was transferred to Lake Charles. I am passionate about math and I love when my students finally have the “aha” moment. I enjoy math and hope to instill that same passion in each of my students. » read more...

  swilliamson@episcopaldayschool.org




Enrichment

Allison Ash

Kdg-6th Grade Spanish Teacher

Hola! My name is Allison Ash. I am the Kindergarten through Sixth grade Spanish enrichment teacher.

This is my third year teaching Spanish at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. I am enthusiastic about teaching the Spanish language and culture to the lower school students. » read more...

  aash@episcopaldayschool.org


Anna Temple

Art Teacher

Hello, I am Mrs. Anna Temple. I am the Art Teacher. I wish to help every student reach their highest potential remembering that they will continue to learn every day in their life and there is always room for growth not only intellectually but emotionally. As we grow we learn and in turn begin to teach lessons » read more...

  atemple@episcopaldayschool.org


Chantal Castille

Spanish Teacher

Hola! My name is Chantal Castille and I teach Spanish – seventh through ninth grade. I am originally from Chile so Spanish is my native language. I moved here with my family when I was younger. I have called Lake Charles my home for quite some time and I absolutely love our town! » read more...

  ccastille@episcopaldayschool.org


Charlotte Campbell

Technology Teacher

Hello, my name is Charlotte Campbell and I am the Technology instructor here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. After graduation from Iowa High School, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and worked in the medical field for eight years. I decided that I wanted to combine my two passions, STEM and teaching. » read more...

  ccampbell@episcopaldayschool.org


Elayne Gabbert

Music Teacher and Choir Director

Welcome to the music department. My name is Elayne Gabbert and I teach classroom music, direct The Soaring Eagles Chorus and Middle School Choir, and I work with Brad Garrett, our band director, on Praise Team.

I have lived in Lake Charles my entire life. I am a St. Louis High School 1984 graduate. I » read more...

  egabbert@episcopaldayschool.org


Jeremy Boudreaux

Band Director

My name is Jeremy Boudreaux. I have been teaching percussion for the last 11 years. I can't remember when I started learning to play music. My father and uncle are musicians, who kept our house full of country tunes. For me, playing an instrument was as familiar as playing with GI Joe. » read more...

  jboudreaux@episcopaldayschool.org


Kyra Williams

PE Teacher

Hi, my name is Kyra Williams, and I am the Physical Education teacher here at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. » read more...

  kwilliams@episcopaldayschool.org


Missy Mickey

Tutor

Hi, my name is Missy Mickey. I tutor the Barton Reading and Spelling Program, which is an Ortan Gillingham influenced phonics system. Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School has been my home for 30 years, I can’t imagine being anywhere else. The spiritual atmosphere, respect and love for children makes our school outstanding. Instilling in my students that everyone is capable of making their dreams come true, no matter their learning style, has become my passion. » read more...

  mmickey@episcopaldayschool.org


Paula Clemmons

Librarian and Enrichment Division Coordinator

Hello, my name is Mrs. Paula Clemmons. I am the Librarian. My philosophy as a librarian is to equip each learner with information literacy skills for the 21st century. With the library as the "heart of our school", it is my desire and purpose to foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

My favorite part of my » read more...

  pclemmons@episcopaldayschool.org


Stephanie Savoie

PreK - 9th Grade PE Teacher

Hello, my name is Stephanie Savoie and I am the Physical Education teacher for preschool through ninth grade. I have been in the coaching field for the past 25 years and last year became a certified Physical Education teacher. You may recognize me from my last position I held at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School, which was the receptionist and registrar from 2012-2018. My two daughters attended this school and now they are both in high school. » read more...

  ssavoie@episcopaldayschool.org