Leslie Bachman

Leslie Bachman

Leslie has taught in learning communities for over 15 years, with a focus on some of our youngest citizens, ages three to five. Before coming to work at Opal School in 2016, she was an active participant over the past ten years in the school’s workshops, visitation days and symposiums designed to inspire the educators in attendance. They certainly did this and more! Each time she visited the school, she felt as though she was given so many gifts to take back to her community; gifts of inspiration, connection and transformation. The past several years, she hoped she could one day be a part of the amazing work happening here.

She went on to be a teacher in the Alder classroom, she constantly pinches herself to make sure she is not in a dream! The experiences that led her here, and the subsequent time here has shaped her image of the child in ways one might never dream possible. The children constantly her amaze her with their curiosity, risk-taking, wonder, and excitement about the world around them. Co-researching and learning with them, cracking open the unknown questions of the world, and having lots of fun while doing it are just some of the reasons Leslie loves spending her days with young children.

While she loves to dig deep into the greater meaning of the world along with the children, she also loves to PLAY! To her, singing, dancing and general silliness are an important part of a balanced day (whether children are present, or not)!