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