Be Brave & Blossom

Meet Leslie

I love people, children, trying new things and going on adventures in our little RV. I never do anything the conventional way, which is sometimes more painful or convoluted than it needs to be, but, that’s just me. I like to say that I’m “unconventionally conventional.” It keeps things exciting.

I am blessed with a beautiful family. When I was 21, I moved to New York City to fly with the airlines. Richard, my boyfriend, flew up to the big city and proposed three months later! It’s been a loving, adventurous ride ever since. We moved to Atlanta and grew our family through adoption. We often look at our two children with such amazement. That God would think we actually deserved to be the parents of them blows our minds. It’s a constant reminder of His love and grace.

I am a former teacher and I love all things education. I taught in public schools for many years. Even though I no longer teach, I LOVE children and watching the world unfold around them. Their joy in seeing or learning something new is a privilege to behold. I have several outlets that allow me to stay involved with children’s learning. I love to create curriculum and do this on both a contract basis and independently. I am a Partner in Education with a school that is particularly near and dear to my heart through volunteering and helping to support them financially. I prefer focusing on the at-risk population, as that is where my heart lives. No matter what direction my life’s path takes me, in the end, they all lead me to working with children. It’s my passion and it’s what drives everything that I do.