• Get to Know Mrs. Leonard
    Don and I
         My name is Melissa Leonard, and I am thrilled to be working as Library Media Specialist at E. P. Rayzor.  I have worked here since we opened in 2002, and in that time I have taught Kindergarten, Multi-age 1st/2nd, and 2nd grade.  This is my 19th year of teaching and my 4th in the library.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with all the students and staff at E. P. Rayzor.  Reading is my passion!  There is nothing more exciting to me than introducing students to books and helping them grow their own love of reading.
         I grew up in Kentucky and moved to Texas in 2000 with my husband, Don, and our three boys.  Our oldest, Reece, is in law school at Drexel Law in Philadelphia.  Will is in college at Stephen F. Austin, and Ben is a Senior at Guyer High School.  Even though I love Texas, my heart still belongs to the Kentucky Wildcats and Big Blue Nation #BBN.  (You may have heard of our basketball team.)  
    On top of Pine Mountain, the 2nd highest mountain in Kentucky, in my hometown

      Final 4
           NCAA Final Four in Houston, 2011 
    When I have time for fun, I love to read, share books with friends, and go to the movies.  I also love to travel and visit new places.  One of my favorite places is the ocean.  I also enjoy baking, especially if the recipe calls for chocolate!
    On the zipline in Hawaii- what fun!
    Jurassic Park
    This waterfall on Kauai is the same one seen in the movie Jurassic Park.

    Phone:  (40)369-4107



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