Lesley is a First Grade teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area who has taught children from PK-8 for 8 years. She is thrilled to join an amazing team of Educators at Girls Leadership! Lesley received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, she worked as a Community Core Liaison and Instructor at a tuition-free, all-girls, independent Middle School in Massachusetts. In that position, she supported teachers and students in the implementation of a Social-Emotional curriculum. She also spent four years as a Kindergarten Teacher at an all-girls independent school in Providence, RI. Lesley is a natural-born teacher who is personable, reflective and playful. She is passionate about equipping her students with the tools that they need in order to be their most confident and authentic selves. In her free time, she enjoys improv, movies, yoga, and hiking.