Leslie is the Curriculum Developer for UTeach CS, which involves updating existing curricula materials and developing materials for new courses, teacher support, and hosting professional development opportunities for educators. Leslie came to UTeach CS after teaching computer science to high school students for the past 10 years. Before teaching, she was a stay-at-home mom and a software developer. Leslie is thrilled to help broaden participation in computer science in high school classrooms across the country, as well as train and support teachers to teach CS.
Leslie received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Memphis and her Masters of Arts in Education from Union University. In Spring 2019, Leslie was awarded the NCWIT Regional Affiliate Educator of the Year for promoting women in STEM in the classroom.
Some of Leslie’s favorite activities are cuddling with her three dogs, watching sunsets over the water, shelling, and spending time with her family.