Middle School Literature Teacher and PE Teacher
My name is Mrs. Leah Begnaud. I teach Literature, Religion, and P.E. I began my affiliation with Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School 32 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.
After receiving my associate’s degree in paralegal studies, I decided that I wanted to really do what I had a passion for – teaching! I went back to McNeese State University and received a B.A. in Liberal Arts.
I love teaching at EDS. There is such a positive atmosphere. The buildings just hum with excitement from both teachers and students. It is home to me. There is no greater joy for me as a teacher than to see a student light up when talking about a book they have read. It is my goal as the Literature teacher to get students excited about reading and reading constantly.
I wanted to come back to teach at EDS because I wanted to be a part of creating the same kind wonderful experience I had here for other students. My own children also attend EDS because I wanted them to be able to learn in a safe Christian environment. I believe they are receiving the best education possible.
I have three children. Cameron is in 6th grade. Sarah is in 5th grade. Emily is in 1st grade.
Besides being a leader in Literature, I am a leader in P.E., volleyball, and track. I am the head volleyball coach and head girls track coach.
When I am not at school, I enjoy running, and I am an avid reader.