• B.S. in Applied Arts from SDSU, Music Education: Emphasis in Voice and Theatre

• 2 years post-graduate coursework in K-12 Education and Psychology

• 3 years: one-to-one Mentor for San Diego County’s Foster Youth Mentorship Program

• 1 year: music and theatre instructor, North Coast Rep’s Educational Outreach for adolescents

• 1 year: workshops and performances in improvisational comedy

• Prior to joining LJL: 15 consecutive years as an instructor for students in Special Education

• LJL Training Completed: Structured Literacy, Executive Functioning, Math Fundamentals

Leslie helps students who have struggled with reading comprehension and fluency, auditory processing, dyslexia, basic writing composition, anxiety, and autism. Her early background in the arts adds to the creativity in her work. She supports a variety of learning styles, modifies methods as needed to facilitate clarity, and champions each student’s strengths. Leslie believes in boosting confidence in an atmosphere of non-judgment, respect, positive rapport, and fun! She incorporates topics and materials of particular interest to the student. “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” -Chinese Proverb