My name is Leighanne Ballentine-Snipes.
I am the EC Teacher Assistant here at LCA.
After many years in High-end Retail in Los Angeles, CA
I felt a calling to switch gears and be of service to the community.
I moved to Charlotte, NC in 2007 and left the Retail world In 2011.
I attended Brookstone College of Business in Charlotte,NC and obtained my
Medical Assisting degree. My plans were to work in a family practice
with a focus on pediatrics when out of the blue, I received a call from a Nanny
Agency.They were looking for a Certified Nursing Assistant for a family with a
little girl with Cerebral Palsy. I soon accepted and became CNA certified, and the door opened to The world of Exceptional Children!
On my off days you can find me at the YMCA enjoying Cardio dance,Reading a Biography/Non-fiction, and believe it or not, playing BeyBlades with my 9-year-old Son and sometimes he lets me win!
During my years with this amazing little girl and her family I also assisted at Corvian Community School in
Charlotte, NC. There , I experienced the classroom setting with Teachers and students learning and having fun
in a nurturing supportive environment! I am so grateful to be at LCA this year and look forward to getting to know all the wonderful students and staff!