July 29, 2016
Nancy L. Quigley
July 29, 2016

Bertha H. Breland

Mrs. Bertha H. Breland, President


  • Masters+30 – Southeastern Louisiana University
  • M.Ed. – Southeastern Louisiana University
  • B.S. – University of Southern Mississippi
  • H.S. – East Forrest High School, Petal, MS


Professional Experience

  • Bogalusa City Schools, 33 years
  • Principal, Bogalusa Magnet School
  • Principal, Denhamtown Elementary School
  • Principal, Superior Ave. Elementary School
  • English and Journalism Teacher, Bogalusa Jr. High
  • 6th Grade Teacher, Long Ave. Elementary
  • Vocal Music Teacher, Bogalusa Jr. High


LRTA, Civic & Professional Contributions

  • LRTA First Vice-President / Executive Board
  • Chair, LRTA State Membership Committee
  • Past LRTA Second Vice President / Executive Bd.
  • Past Chair, LRTA State Program Committee
  • LRTA 2014 Name of Fame Honoree
  • Past President & Lifetime Member, Bogalusa RTA
  • Past President, LRTA District III / Executive Board
  • Member, LAE, NEA, La. Elementary Principals Assn.
  • Bogalusa City Schools Teacher of the Year
  • Bogalusa Citizen of the Year for 2011
  • Member, Board of Directors of LSU Medical Center
  • Member, Board of Directors of Ladies Auxiliary of LSU Medical Center
  • Member, Superior Ave. Baptist Church,

Sunday School Teacher/Adult Choir/Bell Choir/Hill Toppers

  • Member, Bogalusa Civic League
  • Member, YWCA Board of Directors
  • Member/Treasurer/Cub Sight Chair, Bogalusa Lions Club
  • Member & Board of Directors,

Bogalusa Christmas in the Park

  • Member, Bogalusa Literary Society, Ingleside Quorum
  • Volunteer, Washington Parish Fair,

Mile Branch Settlement

  • Honored by D. A. Varnado Museum for contributions to Education in Washington Parish