Hi my name is Michele Kennedy. I have been teaching at Leigh since 2002. I also taught for 5 years in Southern California at Bishop Amat High School. I have taught many different Math courses here at Leigh over my 17 years. I currently am teaching AP Calculus AB and IM 2 Inclusion. I also coached the Girls Varsity Soccer Team from 2002 - 2014. With 2 years off to start an after school recovery program for Algebra 1 students.
I earned my degree in Math from the University of San Diego. I received my teaching credential from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. I also played 4 years of soccer at the University of San Diego. I coached a Girls Club Soccer team for 5 year in LA before I moved up North to start teaching at Leigh High School.
I am very passionate about teaching Math and soccer. I played soccer until I was 40 when I blew out my knee and had to stop. I loved coaching because it’s a great sport and it was so rewarding to work with kids outside of the classroom. I am married and have a 2 year old son. On the weekends will find me at the park playing with my son or you might find us at a baseball game. On our bucket list is to visit all the baseball stadiums. My wife and I have been to 20 different baseball stadiums.
I truly love teaching and being at Leigh has been amazing. We are fortunate to work with such great kids and the community is very supportive. I believe all kids can learn, they just need to believe and be willing to do the work.