Mara Leonard, 7th/8th Grades - Language Arts & Literature
This is Ms. Mara Leonard’s sixth year teaching 7th and 8th grade English at Kittredge School. Ms. Mara decided to join Kittredge because everyone at the school was so warm and welcoming. Mara comes to Kittredge with a wonderful range of experiences, and her career spans a number of years teaching middle and high school students in a variety of subjects as well as being a high school principal.
Ms. Mara strives to make teaching not only creative, but also flexible and project based. She grew up in Hawaii and earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1997. Ms. Mara majored in English and specialized in secondary education. Growing up, she aspired to be a writer and actor, but this changed in her 6thgrade year when her teacher encouraged her to get inspired and be inspiring.
When she is not inspiring students in the classroom, she likes to spend her time drawing, reading and going to the beach.
Written by 7th grade student Tara, September 2018
Ms. Mara's website is available at: https://sites.google.com/view/kittredgeteachermara/home.