Leslie has served the world of education for the past twenty-five years first as an educator and then as an International Director of a non-profit educational organization. Leslie has worked with every level of education spanning Pre-Kindergarten through higher education applying her knowledge of brain research and the science of learning coupled with her expertise in engagement. Prior to joining Noodle Partners, Leslie founded Aligned Direction, a company that aides in developing and redefining educational and organizational structures and systems by providing knowledge and skills, motivation, and organizational support needed to successfully reach goals.
Leslie holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University and the University of Washington respectively. Her administrative credential is from the University of Washington’s Danforth Program. She received her Educational Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.