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Leslie Montgomery is an intermediate-grades teacher at Gavin H. Cochran Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky. After beginning her undergraduate degree in California and working for the Homes for the Homeless Residential Camping Program in New York City, Leslie returned to Louisville and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in teaching from the University of Louisville.
Leslie is a National Board Certified Teacher in literacy and an alumna of the Kentucky Reading Project and the Louisville Writing Project. She was a recipient of the 2010-2011 Gheens Innovation Award for strategic vocabulary instruction.
Leslie has presented with her colleagues on vocabulary instruction at the International Reading Association conference, the Kentucky Reading Association conference, the Kentucky Reading Project, the Louisville Writing Project, and other professional development venues throughout the district.