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 Administrator in 1976 and Principal in 1986. I completed my Master of Education degree from McNeese State University in 1986 and the Educational Specialist degree in 1990. 

I have three sons, Denis, Don and Brian, all of whom attended Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. My two older grandsons graduated from EDS. I currently have two granddaughters and a grandson attending EDS. 

Besides teaching, I am a leader in gardening, cooking, and fishing. I am also a member of the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc., the National Middle School Association. I serve on the Standards Committee of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools which is the accrediting arm of the association. SAES is comprised of 6 states of Episcopal Schools. In the Diocese of Western Louisiana, I am the chair of the Commission of Schools. 

One of my life time achievements was receiving the John Verdery Award in 2003 given by the National Association of Episcopal Schools for service to Episcopal Schools. The other great honor was receiving the 2015 Sustainer of the Year Award for service by the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. This year I have been selected to be the honored by the Calcasieu Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. 

I am a by-vocational priest in the Episcopal Church. This means that I continue my regular role as Head of School but also serve St. Andrew’s, a mission, in Moss Bluff. One Sunday a month I also serve at Good Shepherd. 

I am thrilled to have three generations of students attend Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. It is a great place to learn, work, play, pray and be!

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