Teacher: Leah Averitt – Grades 2nd & 3rd
Leah Averitt graduated in 2008 from Tufts University. She majored in Chinese Language and Literature and International Relations. She began her career in education as a Research Fellow in the China Maritime Studies Institute at the Naval War College. After serving her country, Miss Averitt began teaching international students studying abroad in the United States. She has eight years of experience teaching international students speaking a variety of languages from many countries. At TIA, she will be teaching 2nd and 3rd grades. Miss Averitt believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and has the potential to go to college. She was the first person in her family to attend college. Miss Averitt grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, but she has lived in many states in the United States. She has also lived in China. Her favorite quote is: “Do the right thing even when no one is looking.” She is super excited to be teaching at Tucson International Academy!!!