Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education; 7-12 Master of Education; Social Studies
Mrs. Amy Leonard
Welcome to Mrs. Leonard's webpage! This is my 20th year as a teacher and all 20 of those years have been spent in the 27J school district. I grew up in Brighton, graduating from Brighton High School in 1995. Upon graduation I went to college on a swimming scholarship at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I received my degree in Social Studies education. My first teaching position after graduation from UNK was 7th grade Social Studies at Overland Trail Middle School. I originally planned to teach at the high school level but fate intervened and I was hired for a middle school position. It was the best intervention of my life as I cannot imagine teaching any other grade level. In addition to my teaching position at Overland, I also coached Junior Varsity volleyball at Brighton High School.
In 2009, when the opportunity to help open up a new middle school came into my life, I quickly jumped on the chance to help develop a building from the ground up. I participated on the leadership team that helped open Stuart Middle School which was a very educational experience. I have taught a variety of classes at Stuart, from Social Studies to AVID to Yearbook to Student Leadership. In addition I coached volleyball and was the staff sponsor of Student Council. For the last several year I have been teaching Social Studies which I absolutely love. But this year, I am excited to once again be back on the exploratorty team teaching AVID. I love the AVID program and all that it has to offer. I am extremely happy that Stuart is once again taking on the AVID program and look forward to working with our students and staff to develop a successful AVID program here at Stuart.
When I am not at school, I spend a majority of my time with my family. My husband is a pharmacist in Brighton and my three boys, ages 14, 10, and 5, all attend school in 27J. In fact, they attend the same schools I went to as a kid! I enjoy movies, music, photography, crafting, and planning fun activities for my kids. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Marvel and love all things unicorn!