My name is Leslie Contopidis and I am excited to return to Summit Academy Charter School for the 2018-2019 school year. I am originally from Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Tobyhanna until I moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University. In 2014 I completed my Bachelor’s in Secondary Social Studies Education and joined the national teaching corps Teach for America. I moved to Memphis, Tennessee where I served as a Special Education High School English Teacher and Case Manager. In 2016, I completed my two year commitment as well as a Masters in Education. After graduation, I took an opportunity to travel and work in South America as the education coordinator for a local foundation. I returned to the United States and moved to Brooklyn, New York last year.