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Brigitte Leschhorn

MICDS
English Teacher
St. Louis, MO
Brigitte Leschhorn is an upper school English teacher at MICDS. She has worked in education for ten years as an English and Spanish teacher, a college composition instructor, and an educational technology consultant. Her work in the classroom focuses on student engagement across social, intellectual, and cultural spheres. Her commitment to curriculum practices that reflect equity and inclusion have involved traveling to Puerto Rico to rethink the American canon, presenting at the NAIS People of Color Conference on teaching diverse texts, designing and co-teaching a class for educators on addressing the needs of girls of color, and implementing culturally responsive methods in her classroom. Her main project outside of the classroom is creating a robust multidisciplinary approach for an authentic culture of learning that benefits all students equitably.