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Teacher Spotlight: Kendra Beller in First Year as First-Grade Teacher

Leigh Community Schools welcomes a new first grade teacher this year, Mrs. Kendra
Last year an additional Kindergarten class was needed to accommodate 27 ambitious
young students.  This was the first time Leigh had a two-track Kindergarten class since the 1994-
95 school year. Mrs. Beller stepped up to be the new Kindergarten teacher last year. This year
Mrs. Beller has followed that large class and is now teaching first grade with Mrs. Bruhn.
Mrs. Beller is no stranger to the Leigh school district and community.  She grew up on a
farm right outside of Leigh and graduated from Leigh High School in 2006. In high school she
was active in the FFA chapter and she served as a chapter officer for two years. She went to
college at Northeast Community College and majored in Early Childhood Education. After
graduating with her associate’s degree, she transferred to Wayne State College where she earned
a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Inclusive Education. Mrs. Beller has been a substitute
teacher at Leigh for many years. 
When she is not teaching, she is spending time with her husband, Derrick, and their
children: Kalyn, Daxten, and Klaire. She loves summer activities, such as swimming and
Mrs. Beller says, “I am excited for the future of Leigh. We have a growing community
with a tremendous number of young adults who are working hard to keep Leigh thriving. The
people of Leigh have a lot to be proud of, and I am excited to be working in this school too.” 
We wish Mrs. Beller a great school year!