Hi, I am Leah DeTavernier the 7th grade Kansas History teacher here at South. Outside of teaching at SMS I am very active as the girls 7th grade basketball and girls assistant soccer coach. I am one of the co-sponsors of StuCo and on the AVID Site team.
I moved to Liberal, KS in August 2013 from a small farming town in "the thumb" of Michigan. Yes, people from Michigan (MI) really do hold up their hand and point, to show you where they live, because MI is shaped like a mitten. My two sisters, brothers in laws and parents still live in MI.
I have a Bachelor of Art degree in Communication, Social Studies and History from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. I am certified to teach secondary Social Studies consisting of geography, economics, government and history as well as speech for 6th thru 12th graders. I began teaching in the fall of 2010.
During junior high and high school I was active in band, basketball, softball and showing horses in 4H. Outside of school I love to read, garden, play softball, cook and sing. I also love animals and being actively involved in the communities where I have lived.
Please stop by my classroom and say, Hey!