Leslie Hammond is a 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher who is delighted to join the Academy team! Mrs. Hammond brings with her over a decade of teaching experience as a Montessori and Exceptional Education teacher and has a Master’s Degree in Exceptional Education. Most recently, she taught English at Holman Middle School in Henrico County for Exceptional Education students. Over the past 10 years, she has created countless individualized plans for instruction and support to help her students meet their full potential. Leslie is passionate about using a variety of strategies to engage and motivate young students in order to develop a life-long love of learning.