Name: Mrs. Kristin Leigh
Hometown: Deerfield, WI
Position: 1st Grade Teacher
College(s) attended & degrees attained: Edgewood College, Madison, WI BS of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
Years teaching: 18
Previous districts: 0
Years at Deerfield: 18 years teaching
What do you think makes Deerfield special? Deerfield is a generous, loving community full of individuals that put children as a priority. In general, people from Deerfield support each other and are willing to lend a helping hand whenever it is needed. Deerfield has a hometown feel and is a great place to raise your children!
Hobbies and interests outside of education: I love to spend time with my family and friends at our cabin, as well as their special getaways. I love to read, snuggle with my family, crochet and snowmobile.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I’ve known I wanted to be an elementary school teacher since I was in 2nd grade.
What teams or clubs did you belong to in high school/college? I was in choir, show choir, musicals, cheerleading, and softball.
What’s on your bucket list? I would love to visit all of the states in the USA, travel to Italy, fish in Canada, revisit Hawaii, and see a NASCAR race.
Is there a teaching tool you couldn’t live without? My students are my tools! They drive everything that I do; plan, modify, enrich and reteach.
What are your goals for yourself/classroom this year? I want every child to know that they can do anything they put their mind to if they believe in themselves, like I do them!