Lesa Lafferty
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Educational Background:


I am a graduate of the Dexter Public School District. at Three Rivers Community College, where I received my associates' degree. I then transferred to Arkansas State University and graduated in August 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary/Special Education. I completed my Master's Degree in Special Education 4-6 from Arkansas State University in December 2012.

Teaching Experience:


I began as a paraprofessional in the Dexter Public School District at Charleston Jr. High School in Charleston, Missouri.  There I taught and seventh and eight grade special education for two years.  I then went to Twin Rivers Public School District teaching K-4. I also had various other duties throughout my nine years there. I sometimes rode bus routes for the safety of students. I was the main supervisor of the After School Childcare Program for the two years we had it. In August 2007, I found my want to the Leopold R-III School District. This is my eleventh year here at Leopold . I can say it has been a blessing to be here.

Plans for this year:


My plan for this year is like any other. I want to assist my students in preparing for their post-secondary transition. Whether they continue their education or enter into the workforce, I want them to know that they are prepared. I want them to know that no matter what they encounter, I'm here to assist them even after they are gone.  


I have an older sister a youngerr brother and failies live in Dexter. My youngest sister, twin to my brother, passeed away in 2000.I now have three nieces and three nephews, along with two great nephews and two great nieces. On Ocotber 4, 2005, I was blessed with the most amazing son a parent could wish for.
Other Interests/Hobbies:


My biggest hobby is spending time with my family.  I love farm animals, especially pigs and horses. I love going to rodeos, concerts, and photography, which I'm not the greatest at.

Memorable Events:


The greatest event in my life is the birth of my son, Houston.  Second would have to be the birth of my nieces, nephews, great nephews, and great nieces. Finally, I would have to say the year I went to Washington, D.C. with my younger sister and brother-in-law. I was able to visit many sites there but the most important one to me was the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Some of the other highlights were the capital Arlington National Cemetery, and taking the subway daily.
Updated:  Friday, September 1, 2017