A former teacher of fourth, sixth, and seventh grades, Leah is certified in both elementary education and middle school science and social studies. She also has taught high school math, high school history, and tutored students in all subjects.
Leah earned her BA at Wittenberg University, a MA in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University, and a MA in Elementary Education at Boston University. She studied at the Northern Virginia Community College to gain middle school teaching certification in middle school science and social studies.
Leah has lived with her family in Tbilisi, Quito, Kyiv, Asuncion, Mexico City, and Washington, D.C. She currently lives in Guatemala City with her Foreign Service Officer husband and their four children.
Leah started Afterschoolplans in the winter of 2013 while in Kyiv during the Euromaidan protests. The official launch came while her family was evacuated to Poland! Afterschoolplans has grown steadily since that launch and currently provides American History Boxes, relocation resources, and tutoring to children all over the globe.