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Leslie Linde

Primary 2 & 3 Teacher
I have a Master in Elementary Education from Bellarmine University and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Louisville. I’ve had a love for children from an early age and starting at age 12 I babysat. I also worked at a daycare during high school and nannied for two families during college. While nannying, I was first introduced to Virginia Chance School. I was welcomed as I volunteered to help in the children’s classroom, drove on field trips, attended all assemblies, and performances. When it was time to fulfill my student teaching, I was blessed to get my opportunity at VCS. I fell in love with the school and knew I wanted to be a part of this unique environment.

I started teaching at VCS in 2004 in the K1 classroom. I taught K1 for two years and then moved to Primary which has been my home ever since. I absolutely love what I do and can’t imagine teaching anywhere else. I love being a part of a school that encourages and supports creativity, curiosity, collaboration and discovery. I love teaching the whole child (social, emotional, moral, listening, speaking, self help and physical development), not just academics. I love the community that is created within our classroom and with our VCS families through parental involvement, social activities, fund raisers, and the general sense of camaraderie that VCS fosters. I am also very thankful that my three children got their start at Virginia Chance School.

When I am not teaching at Chance I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband Bryan and I have been happily married for thirteen years. We enjoy traveling and we spend most summer weekends at our lake house on Rough River. When at home, I am often crafting or cooking with my girls, Avery and Addison, or playing games with my son Jude. When I get time to myself, I love to read, go antiquing and spend time with my friends.