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American International School Conferences

The Collaborative for Innovative Education was created in 2017. This included Cary Academy, Nueva School, Singapore American School, Frankfurt International School, the American International School of Johannesburg, and the American School of Bombay. Our schools rotated a group of key leaders to each school and we conferenced on the topic of flexible learning. I attended and presented on 3D design and printing in Johannesburg and attended the conference in Frankfurt.

BETT Technology Showcase with Microsoft

Assisted Microsoft's educational team at the BETT conference in London with showcasing their educational technology integration.


Nominated Teacher of the Year

Nominated for Teacher of the Year, Curran Teaching Award 

Dillard Drive Middle School

7th Grade Math Teacher

I taught 7th grade math and was the 7th grade team leader from 2002-2003.


Bob Barker Companyl

Software Trainer

IT Helpdesk Support

I moved the company from DOS to Windows and taught employees Microsoft products. The company moved to a new enterprise software system that I taught to all employees. I worked with Access, SQL Sever and HTML and helped with helpdesk support. 

Cary Academy

Middle School Math Teacher

Instructional Technology Chair


I have taught Math 6, Transitional Math 6 (Pre-Algebra), Transitional Math 7, Transitional Math 8, and Algebra throughout the years at Cary Academy. My current focus is on Math 7 and Transitional Math 7. I created an e-textbook for Transitional Math 7. During 2005-2006 I was the 6th Grade Team Leader. Since 2012 I have been an Instructional Technology Facilitator and the Middle School Instructional Technology Chair since 2016. I worked closely with the Diversity and Inclusion department from 2013-2016. I have presented at national and local conferences on the topics of math, educational technology, and diversity. 


Published Article

The Integration of Inking, Touch and Flipping Within the Mathematics Middle School Classroom

Williams, Leslie. “The Integration of Inking, Touch and Flipping Within the Mathematics Middle School Classroom.” Human Computer Interaction Series Revolutionizing Education with Digital Ink, 2016, pp. 329–334., doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31193-7_23.


Diversity and Inclusion Work

Attended the weeklong NAIS Diversity Leadership Intstitute

Attended and presented (2015) at the NAIS People of Color Conference 2013-2016

Worked with the Triangle Diversity Alliance, a group of local independent schools, to create a TDA conference that rotates through our schools. 2013-2014

Helped plan and roll out faculty training on diversity and inclusion

Co-chaired the MIddle School African-American Affinity group as an ally

Created and co-chaired the Middle School UnIQUE Affinity group exploring core identifiers

Facilitated gender discussions with middle school students during Ubuntu celebration


Productivity Point International

Software Trainer

I learned Microsoft products and traveled to local companies like SAS, Nortel, etc. to train employees. Companies used both Windows and Mac operating systems.


West Lee Middle School

8th Grade Math Teacher

I taught 8th grade math in a semi-rural school.

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