Leah Jorgensen Staff Photo

Appalachian State University - B.S. Biology/Ecology & Environmental Science

University of North Carolina at Wilmington - M.A.T. Middle Grades Science




I'm originally from the mountains of North Carolina being raised in Asheville, NC.  After graduating from Appalachian, I went in a different direction of my degree and went into retail management with dreams of becoming a retail buyer.  During that time I made my way to the coast where the sun is more abundant and the snow minimal.   Several years after the start of my retail career I realized my heart wasn't in it anymore and that I should go back to school for my other passion, teaching and went back to school at UNCW.  This will be my first year at Southwest Middle School and I'm thrilled to be here!  Go Colts!