Leonie have been working for the Allen Shaw Reading Room for 8 years, 6yrs as a volunteer summer school teacher and two years as the Program Co-ordinator and currently as the Chair of the Community Board.
She graduates March 2007 with a degree in Education from Bethlehem Moravian College in Malvern, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and will soon launched her career as a teacher. She specializes in Literacy Studies.
"No one living in a community should be like a tree growing by the edge of the water bearing no fruits. Strectching towards sunlight which is vital for growth, without having its roots firmly planted in water, only guarantees a certain death. Being firmly planted gives the tree a chance at life and even if it dies, the offshoots still lives on with a story to tell."