About Leigh...
Subject / Grade Grade 3 CATS
Room: C17
Phone: (480) 224-3247
Email: Leigh
""The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing""
-- Albert Einstein

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Welcome to Third Grade CATS! I am excited to be your child’s teacher and look forward to a year where together we can have fun learning and expanding upon our innate curiosity about the world in which we live!

My Education and Professional Background

My teaching journey officially started in 1985, however, even as a small girl I remember "teaching" my dolls under the African sky. When I lived in South Africa, I earned my Bachelor degrees in Education and Elementary Education. I furthered my teaching credentials by earning a Master's Degree in Special Education from Chapman University in California. While teaching as a Resource Specialist I was fortunate to have been recognized as both Teacher of the Year at the district level and the county level. I was then selected as a semifinalist for California State Teacher of the Year in 2006/2007. My years of teaching experience include elementary, upper elementary and junior high levels."

My Educational Philosophy

As an educator I aim to help my students nuture their talents and encourage them to rise to their full potential in terms of their intellect, work ethic, confidence, creativity, and character. Working with parents as well as our Ryan community, I strive to provide a learning environment that is relevant, rewarding, challenging and fun.

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