Mrs. Leiter joined the West Michigan Aviation Academy Team in this inaugural year after teaching English/Language Arts in the East Grand Rapids district for 25 years. During this time, she served the district as department head, student teacher and new staff mentor, director of summer school. In addition, Mrs. Leiter has proven to be a teacher leader in the areas of technology integration and curriculum development.
This year, Mrs. Leiter is excited to serve the students and staff of WMAA as the Assessment Coordinator. In this capacity, she will ensure that WMAA is in compliance with state and charter mandated assessments and that all of the assessment cycles for NWEA Map and the State of Michigan are organized and completed within the appropriate timelines. In addition, she will collaborate with Mrs. Howard to analyze assessment data and to develop strategies to help teachers identify curricular areas of need. Mrs. Leiter is excited to bring her leadership, classroom experience and passion for learning to the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
When not at WMAA, Mrs. Leiter and her husband Frank enjoy their wonderful family including three children and six grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies are “Nana duty”, golf, traveling, reading, or anything that includes laughter.