Teacher in Focus: Leigh Ann Rhodes
by Celia Shortt
Leigh Ann Rhodes has been teaching in Coweta County since 2005. This year is her 12th year of teaching. She is the computer applications teacher at Arnall Middle School.
Why did you become a teacher?
I just always knew it’s what I should be doing. I worked in corporate America for awhile and then stayed at home with my kids. I started subbing after that and knew it was something I needed to do.
What is your favorite part?
I like the kids. I have fun with them. They keep me young.
What do you do for fun when you’re not teaching? I don’t have much spare time. I’m in grad school, working on my masters. I work on that, go to church, and see my kids.
What is your favorite movie(s)?
It’s a Wonderful Life My Fair Lady
What is your favorite book(s)?
I love middle school literature - the Pendragon series, Divergent
If you were not a teacher, what would you be doing?
I don’t know. I never really thought about it. I think I would still be a teacher in some capacity.
What is the one thing you want your students to learn in your class?
To keep learning. It never stops. There is life outside of school. I also want them to learn to make good choices.