Leah was born and raised in Bowmanville, Ontario where her elementary school years nourished her passion for art, outdoor recreation, and music. She always enjoyed school and knew that her path would take her into education. Her curiosity for the world and the people around her led Leah to pursue a degree in Sociology. Through her work as a literacy coach and math tutor, Leah realized that teaching was the path she was meant to follow and she subsequently earned her teaching diploma. She then became an outdoor Ranger in Whistler, B.C., supporting children through outdoor recreation activities. Leah moved to Nelson in 2013 and loved the strong sense of community she found here. She enjoys living in the mountains and gardening here. When Leah was first introduced to Waldorf Education and the Nelson Waldorf School, she knew immediately that this was the school for which she was searching.