September 1, 2016
My name is Mrs. Lesko and this is my sixth year teaching at Chapel Street Elementary School! Prior to the start of my teaching career, I worked in Human Resources Management for 14 years. So I love to share all of my real-life experiences, which help us make connections to what we are learning in the classroom!
I graduated from the University of Connecticut (go Huskies!) with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and years later, from Fairfield University with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. I absolutely love teaching grade 5 at Chapel! Though we are self-contained this year, the fifth grade team will continue to work closely together, sharing ideas and strategies, to ensure optimal learning for your child.
I love watching Huskies basketball (of course) and Mets baseball! I have many hobbies as well. I enjoy reading every chance I get and my favorite genre is historical fiction. I like to bake (and eat) decadent desserts with my children. In addition, I love to sing and will often bring music into the classroom to use as a learning tool. I enjoy participating in fitness programs such as ZUMBA and kick boxing as I believe in order to have a healthy mind you need to have a strong, healthy body -- exercise is so important. I am very happily married to my husband, Michael and we are lucky to have two beautiful daughters, Madeline and Audrey. I am excited to be teaching you and I look forward to an exciting year filled with reading, sharing, and learning through exploration, questioning, and creativity! Fondly,