Leigh Anne Valdes

Grade 5
LValdes@mcleanschool.org

Originally from West Virginia, I am thankful for the work ethic and values instilled in me by my family and gleaned from our small-town environment. Yet, I am excited to live close to our nation’s capital, taking advantage of its history and culture. After graduating from West Virginia University with a BS in finance and a decade of working in the mortgage industry, I felt the need to pursue a different path, earning a Master's degree in Special Education, specializing in Learning Disabilities. I've taught in public and private elementary and middle schools focused on students who have learning challenges for almost twenty years. Teaching has been a truly rewarding career. I appreciate the McLean community, which enables me to interact with students in rich and meaningful ways. 
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K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
 
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277  admission@mcleanschool.org