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Ms. Burnette

Hello! My name is Leigh Burnette (she/her) and this is my sixth 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 Ms. Vanessa. We have a lot of fun working together as a team to help students reach their goals! Mrs. Baig has four grandchildren that she loves to visit! Ms. Vanessa has two children, one who is a former Champion and one is a current champion! Mrs. Baig and Ms. Vanessa bring their experience, knowledge, and love for the kids every day and our classroom is better for it!

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. I went into education because it is a way to work towards a more equal and just world which is what our kids deserve!

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Last Modified on December 14, 2021