Hello! My name is Nannette Leake.
I was born in Colorado. I have also lived in Washington, Oregon, and Texas. My sister’s name is Missy and my brothers are Greg and Doug. We moved to Bloomington, Illinois when I was in third grade. I attended Holy Trinity Grade School and Central Catholic High School. After graduating, I attended Illinois State University where I earned
a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Reading. I also received certification in School Librarianship at Illinois State. I have enjoyed teaching in Lexington for 31 years!
I have a daughter, Mary Francis, who is 25 and graduated from Illinois State University. She lives in Sherman Oaks, California and is pursuing her dreams as an actress! My son, Ben, is 23 and graduated from The University of Alabama. He also moved to California. He lives in Santa Monica and works for LEK Consulting. Both of my children graduated from Lexington Schools.
Some of my favorite things to do are riding my bike, walking on the trail, reading on my screen porch and “digging in the dirt” in my yard or garden. I love seeing new plants and flowers and watching them change. I guess that’s why I love teaching! It allows me to watch children grow and bloom as they learn new things and master new skills. I LOVE seeing students enjoy the excitement in learning and discovering something new!