Days of Work: Monday to Friday
Leslie came to West Coast Speech after a 35 year career as a teacher. She taught English to children and high school students in Taiwan and then returned to Vancouver as Vice Principal of St. John’s International School. At university, Cultural Anthropology and Latin American/Indigenous Studies were her focus, and she completed field studies in Cuba and Chile before settling in Vancouver to open an Irish dance school for 25+ years. After passing on the dance school to her daughter, she assisted her father with a cement project in the Philippines and undertook the implementation of an organic agriculture project that provided fruit and poultry for their local job creation program. In the wide range of activities Leslie has undertaken, she has most enjoyed her interaction with children and youth - a daily delight in her position at West Coast Speech.