Degrees and Certifications:
Miss Lindsey Leja
This is my fifth year at Trailside and I am excited for another year with the pack! I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA and bleed black and gold. I graduated from Duquesne University in 2014 with my B.S. in Middle Level Education, concentrating in Reading and Language Arts. In 2016, I completed my Masters in Reading and Language Arts at Duquesne University and obtained my Reading Specialist certification as well.
I am an obsessed dog mom to a three year old Goldendoodle named Rooney. Rooney is named after Art Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and loves watching them during football season! Besides spending time with Rooney, I like to run and workout. I have completed 8 half marathons and many other small races. In the winter I love skiing, especially in Seven Springs, PA.
You can always find me curled up on the couch reading on my kindle as I believe the more we read, the more we know! I hope to instill passion in my students, whether that is in reading or any other interest, hobby, or activity. Teaching language arts allows me to experience the creativity students bring to the table. The most rewarding aspect of teaching is using student curiosity and creativity to think outside the box. It is all about the “ah-ha!” moment. That being said, I am here to work with students, parents, and the faculty to make a positive and caring learning environment at Trailside. Go Timberwolves!