Phone: 919-856-7699


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Leanne Stradling


I am the Instructional Facilitator & Literacy Coach at Olds Elementary. After 8 years of teaching 4th grade, I transitioned to this position for new opportunities and challenges. While I primarily work with the teachers at Olds, I am also available to students and families to explain programs or assessments,  help with tech issues, and provide resources.

Here are some other facts about me….
  • I have lived in Raleigh, in University Park, since 1999.
  • I’m married to a journalist and have 2 kids, both of whom graduated from Olds. My son is in the Architecture program at NCSU and my daughter is a graduate from UNC-Asheville.
  • I have a lovely, but unpredictable English Pointer / Lab named Ella who you can see walking around the neighborhood with my husband.
  • In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, hiking, reading, cooking/eating and traveling
  • In my former life I worked in newspaper advertising & did marketing for Marriott (I have B.S. in Business & Marketing).
  • After my daughter was born, I became a wedding planner to have more flexibility.  That was a FUN job!
  • I became part of the Olds family in 2002 as a parent, volunteer, then PTA president. I began working here as a substitute, then became a teaching assistant before going back to school for my masters..
  • After earning a Masters in Teaching from Meredith and I began teaching 4th grade at Olds (2012)
  • I LOVE finding opportunities to impart life lessons to students, and will continue to do so in my new role whenever possible
  • My favorite 'Spirit Day' is Pajama Day :)
  • I will never say “no” to a latte

For more information, please visit my website