LES Assistant Principal, Mrs. Lay

Phone: 919-870-4200


Degrees and Certifications:

MSA, UNC Chapel Hill

Jodi Lay

email address: jlay

My name is Jodi Lay and I am proud and thankful to be your Assistant Principal at Leesville Elementary.

I am originally from western Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!).  I completed my undergraduate degree in Science Education at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  I taught Middle and High School science classes in both Virginia and Florida before moving to North Carolina in January of 1998.  I spent the next 15 years teaching middle school science at Leesville, West Cary, and Lufkin Road Middle Schools.  During that time I earned my National Board Certification and my Master's Degree in Science Education from East Carolina University.

I completed my Master's Degree in School Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.  Mr. Cohen and the staff at Leesville Elementary invited me to join the school community in January of 2014, and I immediately accepted the role of Assistant Principal.  I was excited to arrive at Leesville Elementary on my first day of work and that excitement has never faded.  Anyone who knows me will tell you, "Mrs. Lay LOVES her Leesville Community".

My husband Hal and I love to travel, to learn about new cultures, and to spend time with family.  We love to see Leesville Elementary family when we are out and about in the area, so if you see us, make sure to say "Hello!".