About Mrs. Leslie Boyd...
Position: Teacher - 2nd Grade
Hello. My name is Leslie Boyd and I am excited to be a 2nd grade teacher here at Patterson.
My family and I moved from southern California to Arizona in 2003. I currently live in Gilbert with my husband, David, our 3 dogs and 1 cat. My oldest son, Jake, is a graduate from ASU. My middle son, Nick is attending ASU. My youngest daughter, Brenna graduated from Perry High School and owns her own business and is spending the year traveling the United Sates.
My Education and Professional Background
I am a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. I began teaching Kindergarten in 1990. After teaching for 2 years I became a Child Abuse Counselor at an emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children. I worked in that capacity for 6 years. I then stayed home with my children for the next 6 years. When my youngest child began first grade I came back to teaching and began teaching 1st grade in 2005. In 2008 I was fortunate enough to become a 1st grade teacher at Patterson and helped open the school. In 2015 I looped with my first graders and began teaching second grade. I am so excited I did because I LOVE second grade!
My Educational Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is centered around Growth Mindset. I believe all children can learn and grow as long as they are participants in their education. I encourage my students to take risks and not be afraid to make mistakes. We follow the motto "Mistakes are proof you are learning.". My classroom is a safe environment where the students can be themselves and try new things without being intimidated or worried about failing. I am excited to work as a team to make your child's school year a success.