Phone: 941-575-5450 ext. *7117
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Leah Garner
Florida State Univeristy
Social Science Education, B.S.
Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies, M.Ed.
Welcome! I am so happy you are here. My name is Mrs. Garner and I will either be your AICE European History or World History Honors teacher. I graduated from Charlotte High School and immediately went to Florida State University to major in Social Science Education. I am so excited to be your teacher this year.
While I was in Tallahassee, I had a number of life-changing experiences that shaped me to be the educator I am today. The first was interning for a local Representative at the Capitol. There I learned how the State of Florida operates and got to be involved behind the scenes. The second was working with adults with disabilities transition from high school where I grew my passion for teaching.
I stayed in Tallahassee to get my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies. My focus in graduate school was how to integrate literacy into social studies classes. I taught AICE American History in Tampa before moving home to Punta Gorda with my husband, dog, and cat. My goal as your teacher is to make this class as memorable and meaningful as possible to you. You will learn skills here that are useful in real life outside of our classroom.
This is going to be a great year together!