UAB is Leah’s alma mater for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received her Ed.S from Montevallo. Most of her 20 years teaching experience is in second grade. Her first teaching experience was sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science with a sixth grade homeroom. Jefferson County and ALAHASP got her involved with hands on science several years ago. This provided the opportunity to become a part of AMSTI’s beginning. Leah said she felt honored to train the original trainers and help write the first training manual. Since she started her position as AMSTI science specialist, she has been trying to obtain training on the other modules so she can better serve the teachers.