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Chanel V. Leslie

Teaching is my passion and it's in my blood. My great-grandmother graduated from Hampton Institute in 1917 with a degree in Education. She taught for almost 40 years!

I was born in New Jersey but consider Virginia my home. I've lived in Huntsville for 23 years which is where I met and married my wonderful husband, Curt. We have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.

I love traveling, am a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, a serious coffee lover and I boast a 200+ pair collection of Converse All-Stars!

2010 Huntsville Times Golden Apple Award
2015-16 Academy for Academics and Arts Teacher of the Year
2015-16 Alabama PTA Teacher of the Year
Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia - B.S. Liberal Studies
Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama - Master's Elementary Education
Class A, Elementary (76A) Grades K-6
Elementary Education (0N1)
National Board Certification (2018)
I have taught at AAA for my entire 14 year teaching career! Prior to teaching I had an exciting career at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center as a Minority Education Coordinator.