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Ms. Burnette

Hello! My name is Leigh Burnette (she/her) and this is my fifth year teaching at Nursery Road. I teach the L.I.F.E. classroom, which stands for Learning in a Functional Environment. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at USC. 

I love to travel, especially to Haiti. I go whenever I can! I also love spending time with my dogs, Phife and Mose. I love hiking and doing yoga.

In my classroom are two awesome assistants, Mrs. Rana Baig and Mrs. Willine Gilliard. We have a lot of fun working together as a team to help students reach their goals!

Prior to working at Nursery Road I worked for CarolinaLIFE, which is an alternative program for non-degree seeking students with diverse learning needs at the University of South Carolina. I am very passionate about empowering students to advocate for themselves, become as independent as possible, and reach their goals.

If you need to reach me please do not hesitate to contact me at 

Last Modified on November 20, 2020