How has she positively impacted women and/or girls in Chicago?
Leslie continues to be an inspiration for young girls, in particular, young black girls, and continues to fight for equity. She is an inspiration and role model and continues to promote hard work and integrity as a means to success.
What lessons can girls and/or other women learn from her?
Leslie Hannah never wavers. She is professional, caring, and has a tremendous work ethic. She is loyal and fights for equity, for ALL students. She is sensitive, yet holds you accountable, and she carries herself as a strong, smart, and bold woman, making her the perfect role model for our girls.
About Leslie Hannah
Loyal to Henry Clay Elementary School for over 25 years, Leslie Hannah currently serves in the capacity of Assistant Principal. During her time at Clay she has served as a mentor to new teachers, worked on the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT), the School Improvement Team (SIPAA), Primary Lead Teacher, established the school’s Literature and Writing Magnet Cluster Program, and currently, her passion is bringing Equity and Student Voice to the school community.
Leslie’s love for education led her to a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s degree in the teaching of Reading, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She has served in various capacities in which she could be a support to others, including volunteering with the Roseland Little League, Sunday school teacher, Fit4Life Fitness coach, and as a teacher consultant with the Chicago Area Writing Project.