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 and research enthusiasts!
I am Mrs. Leah Bender, and I teach AP English Literature and Composition, AP Capstone Seminar, and AP Capstone Research. 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!), Ginny (as in Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series), and Frodo (as in Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings).
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!