Hello Panda Families!
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am Leslie Gardner and this is my 4th year being "assistant panda" 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. I have been part of the WS/FCS family since 2012 ,serving as an instructional coach and 3-5 resource teacher.
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.
At Piney Grove we don't enroll students, we enroll families. We work with each family, the Panda community, and our wonderful staff as we strive to create a stellar learning environment that helps all our children grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Outside of school, I love being with my incredible husband, Dan, and our black lab/poodle, Dodger. 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 being part of our Panda Family!
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