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-Present
I was born and raised in New York City but I am truly blessed to be a country girl now. 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 24 years now. Together we have a beautiful, smart,sassy young 17 year old daughter named Meagan and a handsome, charming, athletic 22 year old son named Andrew. He is a proud RHS Wildcat and a current UNCW Seahawk student. My daughter just graduated from WOHS and is on her way to UNC- Charlotte this Fall. Go Niners! I'm so proud of their accomplishments! Of course, I also have four fur babies Mellow, Tiny, Scrappy, and Undertaker.
During my free time I love to spend quality time with my family having cookouts, at the beach catching rays and waves, listening to music and singing along to all my favorite tunes, and working on my farm. I currently have 11 goats, 5 miniature horses, 1 Quarterhorse, 8 ducks, and a few chickens!