Degrees and Certifications:
Leslie began teaching at Nokomis in 2007, and has been teaching E2 (4th and 5th grades) since then. She earned her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Hamline University and AMS Montessori certification from Center for Montessori Teacher Education in New York. Leslie earned her undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Science and Math for Elementary Education from the University of Saint Thomas.
Outside of school, Leslie spends much of her time outdoors exploring with her family, including hiking, camping, and fishing. Leslie lives in St. Paul and enjoys being part of the community her students and family live in.
Leslie values the Montessori multi-age environment that provides learning in a peaceful and connected community.