Leilani Leslie - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Leilani Leslie

Leilani Leslie
Lighthouse Academy Charter School
Special Education
Bronx, NY
SUNY Oswego, New York - BA, Secondary Math Education

About Me

I was born and raised in the Bronx, NY and I am very excited to be giving back to the Bronx through the NYU Teacher Residency. I went to SUNY Oswego where I studied secondary math education and now I get to study special education. I am a huge book nerd and would love to start a book club with you or even share some books for you to read with your students. I look forward to meeting all of you!

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I most look forward to being apart of a school community. Behind strong students are strong teachers and behind those teachers are a supportive staff and I look forward to working with and becoming a part of that school staff. Of course, I also look forward to teaching and growing in this profession.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

My fifth grade teacher is one of the first teachers that truly cared about all of her students. She treated the students with terrible track records and academically gifted students the same. She went above and beyond for us and created a classroom environment of respect and trust. If I can make my students feel the way I felt in my 5th grade's teacher classroom I'll be satisfied.