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Mrs. Leslie Kirkland

 

My name is Leslie Kirkland.  I am in my second year as a Literacy Coach and my second year at Jefferson Elementary!  I have earned a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina at Aiken, and a Masters in Elementary Education from University of South Carolina at Aiken. I also received my National Boards Certification in Literacy.   I have taught in Aiken County for 19 years. Previously, I was a classroom teacher in 2nd, 3rd and Kindergarten.  I look forward to supporting teachers in research-based literacy instruction at Jefferson Elementary.

I am married to Kyle Kirkland. We have three children Addison (19), Grayson (2), Emersyn (4 months). We are also in the process of building a house. 

 "We read to know we are not alone." - C.S. Lewis

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." - Jacqueline Kennedy

"The more that you read, the more things you know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss