Chapman, Leanne
Language Arts Teacher, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Coordinator

Education: B.A. from Louisiana State University (Sociology), M.A. from Ohio University (Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Outdoor Education, Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies)

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Mental Heath First Aid

More About Leanne: Leanne has always been interested in and excited about working with people. While a student at both L.S.U. and O.U., she got involved in outdoor recreation programs, first as a participant and eventually as a facilitator and leader. Thus began her love of outdoor education. Leanne has also worked with organizations such as Big Brother Big Sister, the Keystone Science School, the Breckenridge Recreation Center, and the Family Intercultural Resource Center, where she was able to work closely with young people and adults of all ages. 

Leanne feels that it is a privilege to teach young people along their journey of growth and discovery. She believes that the pursuit of knowledge goes hand in hand with the pursuit of play and curiosity. Leanne strives to create environments where students feel safe, empowered, belonging, and joy. Literature, art, and outdoor endeavors have helped Leanne in her own life in countless ways, and she hopes to spread this excitement about these subjects to the students of FBRA! 

Outside of work, Leanne loves rock climbing, biking, painting, drawing, reading, and simply spending time outside. In addition, you will likely find her hanging out with her cats and telling every dog she sees, just how cute they are.