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Mrs. Leonard

I am entering my 5th year as an Instructional Assistant at YMES.  I proudly completed SEFEL (Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) training through WCPSS.  SEFEL promotes the social and emotional development and school readiness of young children from birth through age 8.  My hobbies are reading, lifting weights and watching sports.  I love sports so much that I traveled to Spain to watch Real Madrid play in the Champions League.  I have two boys, one at Appalachian State University studying History and the other is at Jacksonville University studying Nursing and rows crew for the university.  I also have one cat named Tiger.  My favorite movie is The Goonies and my favorite book is Boys In The Boat.  I LOVE history!!!  I fear chickens and the praying mantis.  My background includes a B.A in Sociology from Catawba College and a Master of Social Work from Howard University.  My favorite quote that can be used in many of life’s situations is: “you’re gonna need a bigger boat” - Chief Brody, JAWS