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Katie Leachman Staff Photo

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                      




I began my teaching career in Elementary Education, teaching 3rd grade at Rocky Ridge Elementary School 12 years ago.  Teaching is a passion for me and a career I imagined myself doing since I was a child.  It is my belief, that every child should have the opportunity to come to school every day and learn something new!

I began my education at Auburn University and received a degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  After graduation, I tested and became a Certified Child Life Specialist.  While working as a Lead Teacher at BeKare Child Development Center, I was asked to  join Children's Harbor, with whom I had volunteered throughout college, as the Activities Coordinator at the Family Center attached to Children's Hospital.  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. I was fortunate enough to do my student teaching at Rocky Ridge Elementary and have been happy here ever since!

I am married to Stephen, who is a Firefighter and have two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Avery. We love to spend time outdoors as much as possible especially anything to do with being on the water!