Hey there! My name is Liz LeBlanc and I am the Reading Coach here at CFI. I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. Before becoming a reading coach I taught second and third grade. I have a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina. My fiancé Troy and I are to be wed in December 2020. I have 3 rescue animals that are very important to me! I rescued my dog Katie from the flood in 2015. My two tuxedo cats, Layla and Tupper, love to cuddle up and read with me.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, crafting and gardening. I am an avid music lover and attempt to play a few chords on the guitar every now and then. However, my voice is my instrument of choice. Family is very important to me. I have 3 siblings, 2 nephews and 1 niece. My parents, who are educators, too, have always been my biggest fans and support system.
Some of my favorite children's authors include: Kevin Henkes, Lester Laminack, Jaqueline Woodson, Peter H. Reynolds, Patricia Polacco, Jane Yolen, Eve Bunting, Gail Gibbons, Steve Jenkins, Kate DiCamillo, and Jan Brett, just to name a few! I look forward to growing as a reader with you this year!