Leslie Sikes - Art
BA in German
Master’s in Integrating the arts into the Curriculum
Multiple Subjects Teaching credential
26 years classroom teaching
Leslie has lived in Wrightwood with her husband, Darrell, for 25 years where they raised their only son, Derek. Recently retired from teaching at Wrightwood Elementary School, she previously taught grades 1-4 in Fontana and San Bernardino. She has always been a lover and patron of the arts and earned her Masters in Education while working in Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum.
Growing up in San Diego she studied dance with many of the prominent local studios and performed with the Old Globe Theater and San Diego Civic Light Opera, aka, Starlight. She has been involved with Snowline Players locally and and has always infused her classroom teaching with art and performance as often as possible.
Since retiring from teaching in the public school system, she enjoys gardening, yoga, walking and DIY projects around the house. She loves learning and has become a student of visual art, specifically painting at the Wrightwood Arts Center. She has always been an advocate for arts in education and appreciates the opportunity Joyce has given her to share her love of art with teaching young children.