Leslie Thompson

Special Education Teacher

My name is Leslie Thompson.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from St. College, and I am currently going back to school for special education.  I worked as a paraprofessional and as a long-term substitute, and that is when my love for special education really blossomed. I am currently working with our Junior and Senior students getting them ready to transition into the “real world.”   When I'm not working, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, skiing, and exploring with my husband and three boys. My husband and I both vacationed in the northwoods throughout our lives, and decided to make it our permanent home over three years ago.  

Why Lakeland STAR?

I chose Lakeland STAR because I love the quaint atmosphere and feeling of community within the school.  The uniqueness of our students keeps me on my toes and excited to see what each day has in store! I love the collaboration we have among staff, and the way we come together to meet each of our students needs.