Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Special Education, 1993, Florida State University Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum, Grades 5-9 Reading Endorsement ESOL Endorsement (in progress)
Mrs. Leslie Phillips
I was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, and received my AA degree from Plam Beach Community College. I moved to Tallahassee in 1990 to attend Florida State University where I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Special Education. My teaching career began at Belle Vue Middle School here in Tallahassee. I taught ESE students who were mainstreamed into regular classes for most of the school day. I taught in an inclusion setting, co-teaching with other language arts and math teachers for 13 years. I then transferred to Raa Middle School for the next seven years. There, I again co-taught mainstreamed ESE students, and taught reading for several years. I transferred to Deerlake Middle School in 2013 and taught 6th grade language arts for three years. Currently I teach 8th grade language arts. August 2020 starts my 28th year of teaching.