My name is Leigh Murphy and I look forward to coming on board to Glacier Peak as a half time teacher for English language development. I have worked in the district for ten years and have been teaching English language learners for over twenty years. My BA is from Keene State College in NH, where I studied Anthropology, and my MA is from the University of Colorado where I studied Curriculum and Instruction for teaching English language learners. I grew up in New England and return often to visit family and to spend time near and in the ocean. Since childhood I have enjoyed travel and exploration. My curiosity of how different cultures live, think, and learn is what led me to my teaching profession. I look forward to getting to know Glacier Peak’s English language learners and their famililes.