Grand Lake schools name teachers, support staff of year

Grand Lake High

Angie Theriot has been named Grand Lake High School Teacher of the Year.

Theriot has taught in the Cameron Parish School System for 20 years. She is a 1991 graduate of Grand Lake High school and 2001 Graduate of McNeese State University. Shortly after graduating, she began teaching Kindergarten at Grand Lake. She then took a special education job at South Cameron Elementary in 2002, where her love for children with special needs blossomed.

After six years, she transferred to Grand Lake High School, again in special education where she has been since. She continues to pour her heart and soul into her students and the school.

To Theriot, her students, past and present are a blessing and she loves each of them dearly. She has been and continues to be a remarkable asset to Cameron Parish Schools. She is just as much a blessing to her students as they are to her.

Theriot resides in Grand Lake with her husband Mike and daughter Alanah.

Grand Lake Middle

Rachelle Monceaux has been named Grand Lake Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Monceaux has been teaching in Cameron Parish for 29 1/2 years – her entire career. She received a bachelor’s degree with dual certification in elementary grades 1-8 and Mild/Moderate (1-12) and obtained a master’s degree in Educational Technology from McNeese State University.

She is currently serving the students at Grand Lake as a special education teacher and assistant softball coach.

When not molding young minds in the classroom, she can be found molding them on a softball field.

She said “‘Every day I try to live by words spoken by William Arthur Ward – “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great inspires.’ Let us all strive to inspire the fore-coming generations, for one day they will be the leaders of the world.”

Monceaux has been married to Ricky for 33 years and resides in Lake Charles. She is the proud parent to Ryan and Rebecca and proud “Granchelle” to Tenley and Steele.

Grand Lake Elementary

Leslea Mudd has been named Grand Lake Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Mudd is in her 19th year in education with the last 10 years being at Grand Lake Elementary. She has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade. She recently decided to obtain her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Mudd said “I am truly honored to have been selected by my peers as the Grand Lake Elementary Teacher of the Year. I feel you are only as good as the people who you are around and Grand Lake has some of the best!”

Mudd and her husband Bobby have been married for 19 years and have three children: Bailey, 19, Marcie, 17, and Bransyn, 13. They currently live in Grand Lake. In her “spare” time, she attends rodeos and sporting events to cheer on her kids.

Grand Lake Elementary support staff

Kathleen Stringer has been named Grand Lake Elementary Support Staff of the Year.

Stringer grew up in the small city of Crowley with her family of six. She attended K-12 in the Acadia Parish school system and graduated from Crowley High School. Later on, she graduated from LSU-E with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.

In 2003, she returned to the Louisiana school system working at Grand Lake School. Stringer said “It has been such a positive influence in my work history. The families and coworkers I encounter on a daily basis are great people. I feel very blessed to be a part of the Grand Lake community and of Grand Lake Elementary”

Stringer is married to her husband, Jason and they have one daughter, Colleen.