Leigh Slater

Preschool Teacher

Hi, everyone!  My name is Leigh and I have been a part of the OUR School family since my son enrolled in 2009.  I fell in love with the preschool room and began teaching here in 2011.  I am delighted to be spending my days with such terrific children!  I am a Roaring Fork Valley local and attended school in Glenwood Springs from kindergarten to my first years of college.  Though my primary focus of study has been in English, presently I am focusing on becoming director qualified in the field of Early Childhood Education.

I have a wonderful, energetic firecracker of a son, and am lucky enough to be married to my very best friend.  Though there’s no place like home, I have relatives and a dual citizenship in Switzerland, and that side of my heritage has had a large influence on my life and family traditions.  I love traveling and enjoy learning about languages, traditions, and folklore.  I’m a passionate reader and cinephile, and I love to raft, fish, hike, and ski every chance I get.

I love OUR School.  Initially, I came here to tour the school as I was seeking a preschool for my son.  As soon as I saw the facility and met the teachers, I knew it was the perfect place for him to be.  Little did I know at the time that it would be the perfect place for me, as well!  Not everyone is so lucky to get to work with staff members and children who really do become a part of their family.  To have found that here makes me feel so blessed. 

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend my days with your children.  I am so excited to be here in this environment where I watched my son and so many others grow and thrive over the years!