Degrees and Certifications:

BSE in Elementary Education Early Childhood Certification Gifted Certification SEI Certification

Mrs. Harrison


Welcome to my kindergarten class.  I hope you will find K4 an exciting and fun place to learn!  My name is Leighanne Harrison and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.

My philosophy in teaching is that learning should be fun!  I understand that each child is an individual and learns in his or her own way.  I strive to create a safe, comfortable extension of home for each student in my classroom.  I hope to hear students say they can't wait to come to school everyday to see what is in store for them!  I cultivate each child, much like a garderner tends to his garden.  I allow each student the time they need to blossom into the "flower" they can become.

I attended Seton Hall University and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a second major in Fine Arts. I worked in a private school from 1991 - 1996 teaching Pre-Kindergarten.  In August of 1996, I relocated to the Phoenix Area with my husband.  Upon arrival to Arizona, I took a position at Blessed Sacrament Pre-School teaching 3 and 4 year olds.  I enjoyed this position and loved getting to know my new home.  In 1997, I took a position at Kachina Country Day School teaching a multi-age first/second grade.  I enjoyed my time at Kachina but wished to be in the public schools, working closer to home and reaching children and families in my own community. I took a position at Desert Sun Elementary School in 2000. I taught 2 years in second grade and 1 year in first grade there. My experience at Desert Sun was wonderful but in 2003, I made the difficult decision to stop working and stay at home with my children. I have 2 children, Sam and Lucas. Sam is 20 years old and is the United States Army.  Lucas is 17 years old and excited to be a Senior at Cactus Shadows High School.  I am excited to see what the future holds for my children as well as yours!

I am fortunate to work here and am priveledged to work with each of your children. I look forward to getting a chance to meet you and your children with a positive attutude and a smile on our faces, we will make this school year an amazing one!