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Erath High Teacher of the Year 2012-13

Zegura Named Erath High Teacher of the Year
Erath High School recently named Emily Armond Zegura as the 2012-13 Erath High School Teacher of the Year.

Zegura is originally from (old) Metarie and attended St. Catherine of Siena Elementary and Mount Carmel Academy (High School) in New Orleans. She received her bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in statistics from the University of New Orleans in 1992, and later received a Master's in Secondary Education from Loyola University in 1998.

Her educational career began at Buras High School teaching Geometry and Calculus, where she was chosen as the new "Teacher of the Year." While at Buras High, she also served as the Drug Free facilitator and the 504 coordinator. In 1998 she began an eight year tenure at Nunez Community College, where she taught night classes and summer courses for remedial math and algebra.
As well as working at Buras High and Nunez Community College, Zegura taught Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math at Boothville-Venice High School. She held that position from 2001-2005. During her tenure at Boothville-Venice High, she served as Drug Free Facilitator, Beta Club Sponsor and the academic coordinator of the after school tutoring program funded by the department of social services. During those years, she received the teacher of the year award twice.

Due Hurricane Katrina's devastation in 2005, her family relocated in New Iberia, where she taught for two years.

Zegura's teaching career at Erath High began in 2007. Since her appointment, she has taught Algebra I, Calculus, Geometry, and a Leadership Class. She is also active with several extra-curricular activities, including her work as the Beta Club sponsor, Student Council Co-Advisor, Faculty Advisory member, SBLC member, as well as working with the PBIS Team at EHS.

Upon naming the teacher of the year at Erath High, Principal Francis Touchet quickly stated "Mrs. Zegura dedicates herself to all of her students in and out of the classrooms" The EHS leader then added "she goes well beyond the call of duty. She no doubt contributes to the success that Erath High has had and will continue to have."

Emily Armond Zegura's parents are Irene Lasseigne Armond (from Loreauville) and the late father Louis Armond (from New Iberia). Her mother, also an educator, taught home economics at Mount Carmel Academy. Zegura shared " I can remember as a young girl, my favorite thing to play was school, with my chalk board, pointer, desk and fake glasses." She added " I grew up in a neighborhood where several of the moms were teachers. So, I guess it was no surprise to my family and friends that I became a teacher." She also credited one nun in 6th through 8th grade, Sister Martha as having been another influence on her as a teacher. Zegura stated "Sister Martha's passion and commitment toward our education, as well as her faith in me, probably had the biggest impact on my career choice."

Emily Zegura, her husband Andrew and their two daughters, Abigail and Madeline are currently living in Loreauville.

 

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