Hello Panda Families!
My name is Leslie Gardner. I am excited and honored to be the new assistant principal at Piney Grove. Prior to pursuing a degree in school administration, I enjoyed 6 years as an elementary school teacher and 3 years as a Curriculum Facilitator in Guilford County. In July 2012, I joined the WS/FCS team and worked at Petree Elementary as an Instructional Coach. In July 2017, I joined the family at Piney Grove Elementary as an EC Resource teacher for grades 3-5.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary/ Early Childhood Education at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and earned my graduate degree in School Administration at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro (UNCG). I received my EC Resource add-on license in 2015.
I look forward to working with each family, the Panda community, and our wonderful staff as we strive to create a stellar learning environment that helps all of our children grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Outside of school, I love being with my incredible husband, Dan, and our black lab/ hound, Ranger. We enjoy hiking in and around NC as well as traveling to National Parks. I am an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and can be found glued to the television during football season.
If for any reason you should have a question or concern with which I can help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you for supporting your child’s education and I look forward to a wonderful school year.