Degrees and Certifications:
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