Leighanne Ballentine

EC Assistant

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!