Trisha Leathers (Upper Elementary Lead Teacher)
My name is Trisha Leathers. I live in Fairfax, Virginia. I am a Washington State native. I hold several degrees from Washington State University (Go Cougs!), UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and University of Phoenix. Currently I am working on my dissertation and will be awarded my Doctorate in Education and Technology in 2016.
I started educating adults and youth in 1984. My first employment was with Models, Inc. in Northern California. In 1988 I finished my first degree and began working with children in an elementary setting, with a focus on Montessori methodology. I have two grown children and both my children have been students and educators in Montessori Schools.
Additional information about my professional history is my work in building a state of the art Montessori school, years of service in both private and public school systems as an instructor (1st - 8th grade) and as an administrator. In my spare time, I present nationally at conferences on technology education, Montessori philosophy, and classroom management.
Joining Sunset Hills Montessori in 2014, I have found a fantastic home to grow and develop.
I am excited to join you all in class.