Leigh, being Janie’s older sister and also a former teacher, has been involved with ECC Nepal since her sister co-founded the organization in 2017. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, Leigh began her teaching career and spent 4 years teaching 3rdgrade in rural Mississippi. During her time as a teacher, she discovered she had to find ways to get creative with the few resources she had access to and developed ways to utilize them across subjects for a plethora of lessons. When Janie began designing ECC’s ATLP training program, Leigh was more than happy to help her brainstorm material options as well as lesson ideas.
In October 2018, Leigh joined her sister, Min, and Priyanka in Nepal for 6 weeks to help with the upcoming ECC projects. She traveled with the team to rural Nepal, and assisted with teacher training, observing teachers and setting up new classrooms with their supply cabinets. After experiencing ECC’s work first hand, she returned back to St. Louis, Missouri determined to continue her work helping ECC any way she could. Leigh has loved working alongside her sister, and couldn’t be more proud to be part of such an incredible team of hard workers.