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B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, 2002
Auburn University, Auburn, AL

M.A. Elementary Education, 2006
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham AL



3rd Grade Teacher, Rocky Ridge Elementary

Children's Harbor Activities Coordinator

Lead teacher, BeKare Child Development Center                      




My name is Katie Leachman.  I began my teaching career in Elementary Education twelve years ago at Rocky Ridge Elementary School.  I have been teaching 3rd grade for all twelve years.  Teaching is a passion for me and a career I imagined myself doing since I was a child.  After I graduated from Auburn University, I became certified as a Child Life Specialist.

Prior to joining the Rocky Ridge family, I worked as the Activities Coordinator at Children's Harbor.  I was able to plan and implement activities for critically and terminally ill children.  It was an extremely rewarding experience for me.  It was during this experience that I recognized the importance of furthering my education while I had the opportunity.  At this time, I returned to school to receive my Masters Degree in Education.

Prior to working at Children's Harbor, I was a lead teacher at BeKare Child Development Center.  This experience allowed me to use my degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and at the same time fostered my desire to work with children.  It was during my time at BeKare, when Children's Harbor asked me to create the Activities Program at the center at Children's Hospital.

I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family any time I can!