Mrs. Leas is a lifelong Philadelphian who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology with PA certification in Guidance from Temple University. She began her career at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia as the Guidance Counselor for the elementary and middle school, and taught Advanced Placement Psychology. After taking time off to raise her 3 children (including Jake ‘20, Joey KYHS ’22, and Aliza KYMS ’21 and KYHS ’25) she served for 8 years as the middle school resource teacher for Politz Hebrew Academy. At Politz, she emphasized executive functioning as an integral component of student success. Her educational philosophy focuses on developing holistic strategies for students to address their educational, emotional, and behavioral needs.