Our Team

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Teacher - 3rd Grade

Leslie has been a part of the FernLeaf community since its inception. She grew up in Mobile, AL and graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. For over 20 years, she has been lucky enough to be a teacher in a variety of ways including as an outdoor educator, yoga teacher, coach, camp counselor, tutor, mentor, and mother.

Since 2007, she has been a classroom teacher in public schools in both Hendersonville, NC and Austin, TX. She loves to help kids grow, get excited about learning, and find ways to develop and pursue their interests. She has run 100+ mile and other ultra-endurance races, is trying to become a better mountain biker, is always covered in scrapes and bruises, and is generally up for any sufferfest if there is the chance of laughter and adventure along the way. She is an avid traveler and is constantly seeking out new places, cultures, and experiences to learn from. She has two children, Isabella and Beckett, who she loves taking along on her adventures all over the world.