Frostburg State University
Leslie brings proven skills as a teacher, trainer and facilitator with experience developing curriculum and training the adult learner. Leslie’s fourteen year teaching career included positions as a Title I Reading and Math instructor as well as a middle school language arts teacher. During this time, she was trained as a peer mentor, working with colleagues to understand and capitalize on their strengths in the classroom as well as helping them develop new strengths. Leslie helped to develop a district wide honors language arts program and was one of the first to pilot the program in her school. Throughout her teaching career, Leslie was the recipient of incentive awards as well as being named Teacher of the Year.
After leaving the classroom, Leslie continued to work in education as an Educational Consultant for educational software companies, training teachers in a variety of school districts on how to use educational software to enhance their teaching. This included helping teachers understand and use a computer lab, understand assessment reports on student achievement, and customizing the computer experience for students to enhance skills being taught in the classroom. Leslie was a presenter at the companies’ conferences. Her fascination with technology led her to become a certified Microsoft trainer with an expertise in the Microsoft Office products. As a Microsoft trainer, she conducted classes and worked with businesses to help implement the use of the software.
Leslie continued her training career in the social services field, working for a non-profit to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in juvenile court. While working for the non-profit, Leslie also was an advocate on a case assigned to CASA. Her duties as advocate included reporting to the court on the status of the case she was assigned, being a medical and educational advocate, and working with social services to ensure the child was being properly provided for. During her role as an advocate, Leslie was trained in behavior related issues and how to work with therapists to ensure the child was getting the help needed.
Leslie continues her role as trainer with both the Time To Teach program specializing in classroom management and the Education for Successful Parenting program. Leslie brings proven skills as a teacher, trainer and facilitator with experience developing curriculum and training the adult learner. Leslie’s fourteen year teaching career included positions as a Title I Reading and Math instructor as well as a middle school language arts teacher. During this time, she was trained as a peer mentor, working with
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