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Leachman Buick GMC is proud to present the One Classroom at a Time $500 check to Mrs. Lesley London of Metcalfe County Middle School. Mrs. London teaches a class called Service Learning. The program teaches students leadership, pride, worth ethic and work-related skills. Mrs. London was nominated by Buddie Brockman.
To nominate a deserving teacher who makes a major impact in the classroom and community, visit LeachmanAuto.com/Classroom. Recipients will receive a $500 check to go toward their special classroom project.
Nomination: “Mrs. London teaches a class called Service Learning to grades 6 through 9 at Metcalfe County Middle School. This is her second year teaching this through our academy program and has given so many students numerous opportunities to excel outside of the classroom and within the community. She is teaching them leadership, pride, work ethic and various work-related skills such as interviewing, speeches, etc. This type of class can be very costly as students tutor, work with local shelters, create escape rooms, travel and are very involved with community projects. Any funding she can use to help her students succeed and excel would be extremely helpful!”
About the teacher: “A little about me: I live on my family farm with Johnny, my husband, and our two children, Tyler and Kassady, who both attend Metcalfe County Schools. I spend free time working on the farm, taking my children to activities, and doing anything outside. I am a proud graduate of Metcalfe County High School and received my Bachelor of Arts degree at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. I later earned my Master’s degree at Western Kentucky University in Leaning Disabilities and my Rank 1 in the Director of Special Education. I have worked in the Metcalfe County School system for the past 17 years. I joined the Metcalfe Middle School team 7 years ago when it consolidated with the 6th Grade Center. I can’t imagine being anywhere else!
I also currently coach the Middle School Girls Basketball Team and have done so for the past 7 seasons. I feel sports are an excellent way to learn and enhance leadership skills, develop the ability to work as a team and an excellent way to stay in shape.
I collaborate with the county 4-H agent to work with participants at the middle school level and encourage them to expand their knowledge, leadership, and ability through the program.”
About the class: “Service learning provides an opportunity for students to complete project-based learning experience by helping others. Students choose their project based on their talents and interests, present their project proposal for review, revise if necessary, and then are ready to begin. Projects range from 9 weeks in duration to an entire school year depending on what students choose to complete.”