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1103 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Leslie Bleichner '07

Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director, Education Professions Career Community

Leslie advises Grinnell students and alumni interested in applying to graduate schools of education, pursuing education-related internships, and/or entering careers in education. She also organizes on-campus events, such as speakers and symposia, pertaining to education-related professions. Additionally, Leslie collaborates with local school districts to coordinate placements for education practicum students and student teachers.

Leslie is originally from Oklahoma and graduated from Grinnell College in 2007 with a BA in Sociology. She also holds an MA in Organizational and Multicultural Communication from DePaul University and has held a variety of positions in the field of education, including teaching high school history at The Governor’s Academy, serving as a trainer and campus liaison for the Posse Foundation, coordinating communications and conducting diversity and equity training for Teach For America-Oklahoma, and leading diversity, equity, and inclusion and student life efforts at Lake Forest College, Grinnell College, and Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Outside of work, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, catching up on her book club’s latest book, and attempting to learn how to crochet. Leslie joined the CLS/Education Department teams in July 2019.

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