Leach appointed to countywide seat.
“I am deeply humbled and thankful for the appointment by Governor Scott to
the At Large Seat on the Broward County School Board. I also wish to thank
my husband, Jason, our two children, Colin and Lizzy, as well as the rest of
my family and friends who have supported me throughout this process.
It is my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Broward County as a
School Board Member. Education serves as the foundation for a strong
democracy. Every child in every city in Broward County deserves a quality
education. It is my goal to help achieve that. Bringing sound fiscal
principles to School Board spending in these challenging economic times
without sacrificing the quality of education for our students is a priority.
The opportunity to serve on the SBBC is the continuation of my life’s work
in the field of education. I attended Broward County Public Schools and
began my teaching career as an intern at Pompano Beach Middle School in 1994
and am the proud parent of two children who attend Broward County Public
In my professional life, I work as an educational consultant for students
with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. I am currently
employed by Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center for Human
Development’s Autism Consortium.
As a volunteer, my focus has also been children and education. I currently
serve on the Education Advisory Board of Fort Lauderdale, Broward Schools
Parent/Community Involvement Task Force (Municipal Relations Subcommittee)
and the Broward Schools Facilities Task Force. Other community commitments
include the Autism Society of America, the Junior League of Greater Fort
Lauderdale, the Board of the Museum of Discovery and Science, and the
Broward County Children Services Board.
As a parent, teacher and advocate for the education of children. I plan to
hit the ground running and will work diligently to improve the educational
experience for all students and teachers in Broward County.”