Leigh Alley, M.S.Ed, ABD
Regional Facilitator for Washington & Hancock Counties
The book I could read a hundred times over: To Kill a Mockingbird. One hundred probably isn't an exaggeration of the number of times I've read it. (As an addendum, I've read Go Set a Watchman four times now. The jury is still out.)
I would love to travel back to: 1992, to convince my 7th-grade self to step away from the teasing comb and the Aqua Net hairspray. I owe my head some serious restitution for those and the spiral perms.
When I'm not working I'm: Finishing my dissertation, or lost down the rabbit hole of Pinterest, lamenting my dissertation. If it's 2am, I'm still awake and doing one or the other. What can I say? Pinning recipes I'll never make and gifts I'll never give is strangely soothing.
Leigh received her B.A. in English and writing from the University of Maine at Machias and her M.S.Ed. in Instruction from Saint Josephs College. She was the former Executive Director of the Washington County Consortium for School Improvement, and a longtime instructional strategist. She understands the challenges and needs unique to rural Maine's educators and students. Leigh is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in educational leadership. Whether serving on the Board of Directors for Maine ASCD, the Board of Editors for the Journal of Maine Education, traveling the Downeast region working as a "teacher teacher," or offering professional development opportunities at workshops and conferences statewide via GU, Leigh keeps the people of this place she loves—and feels privileged to serve—at the heart of her efforts. A servant leader and proponent of Celebratory Learning, Leigh’s heart feels at home with Syntiro.