Mrs. Leah Bender

Phone: ext. 56689


Degrees and Certifications:

A.A. - Elementary Education B.A. - English Literature M.A. - Secondary Education

Mrs. Leah Bender

Hello and welcome to all literature enthusiasts! 


I am Mrs. Leah Bender, and I teach AP English Literature and Composition, AP Capstone Seminar, and English IV.  My husband, Mr. Roman Bender, is also here at West Port and teaches Geometry.  I earned an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education.  


As you can see, my kids have fur and four paws.  All of them are rescues and all have literary themed names.  From left to right is Shakespeare (he came from the shelter with this name, so it was meant to be!), Frodo (as in Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings), and Arya (as in Arya Stark from the Game of Thrones series) who only has one eye.   


My favorite things to do with students are to share my love of classic literature, and to make students think critically and outside the box.  When you walk into my classroom, be prepared to do battle with the ideas of paradox and complexity!