Mass STEM Hub
Leslie joined the Mass STEM Hub team in August 2021 where she leads the Teaching and Learning Team to support educators in implementing high quality, engaging, and relevant STEM curriculum. Leslie has focused her career on making STEM education relevant and engaging for students, with an emphasis on high quality professional learning for educators. Always interested in pre-empting the student question “Why do we need to learn this?”, Leslie works to make sure what kids do in school prepares kids to engage productively in modern society.
Prior to working at One8 Leslie worked in public schools for 17 years. She served as a high school science teacher, a STEM coach and curriculum director, and an assistant principal in various districts in Massachusetts. She earned her B.S. in Psychology with minors in Environmental Studies and English Composition from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.S. in Secondary Science Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University Bloomington, and is a graduate of EDCO’s Educator Leadership Institute. Leslie’s love of science started as a love of rocks and mountains. She frequently enjoys hiking, gardening, running and generally being outdoors. Leslie serves on the board of Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, MA and is an active member of her hometown where her two kids attend public school.