Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Leslie Ochoa
BA in Elementary Education, Concentration in Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington- Watson College of Education.
Certified k-6 Elementary Ed.
Certified K-12 World Languages- Spanish
UNCW -Field Experience, Richlands Primary Kindergarten 2009
UNCW- Field Experience, Yucca Valley Elementary Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, & 5th grade all content areas 2010-2012
Morongo Unified School District- Special Ed. Instructional Assistant, Yucca Valley High school 9th-12th grade 2011
Morongo Unified School District- Special Ed. Instructional Assistant, Yucca Valley Elementary 4th grade and 5th grade 2011-2012
Onslow County Schools- Substitute Teacher, K-5 2012-2013
UNCW Internship, Richlands Primary First grade, Jan. - Apr. 2013
Richlands Primary School, Long-term Substitute, 2nd grade, Aug.- Oct. 2013
Richlands Primary School, Kindergarten Teacher, 2014-2017
Richlands Primary School, Second Grade Teacher, 2017-2018
Heritage Elementary School of Richlands, Second Grade Teacher, 2018-2019
Heritage Elementary School of Richlands, Second Grade Teacher, 2019-2020
I was born and raised in the Big Apple, New York City. Although, I grew up in the city I am truly a country girl. I love North Carolina! Heritage Elementary has become part of my family. My husband, two children, and I moved to Jacksonville, NC in the Spring of 2005.
I joined the HES family during my UNCW internship in January of 2013. I continued to work at HES, as a long term substitute. Then, I was fortunate enough to be placed in an interim position in January of 2014, as a kindergarten teacher.
I have many blessings in my life. I have been with my high school sweetheart Geo for 23 years now. Together we have a beautiful, smart,sassy young 16 year old daughter named Meagan and a handsome, charming, athletic 21 year old son named Andrew. He is a proud RHS Wildcat! I also have six furry babies Rocky, Coco, Mellow, Tiny, Scrappy, and Undertaker.
During my free time I love to spend quality time with my family, cooking, singing, listening to music, dancing, and farming. Yes, farming! I currently have 13 goats, 5 miniature horses, 1 Quarterhorse, 6 ducks, and way too many chickens!