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Ms. Leigh Curley


Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome to 5th grade! I am really looking forward to yet another year of teaching 5th graders. This is my 22nd year of teaching, and my first year at Dr. N.H. Jones. I am thrilled to be part of the Jones school family! I started out many years ago as a high school history teacher, but after a 10 year break to be a stay-at-home mom, I decided to try elementary education. I’ve never looked back! I have previously taught 3rd and 4th grades, but I have been teaching 5th for the last 10 years.


I am a native of Marion County and the daughter and sister of former educators. I attended school at Dunnellon Elementary, Lake Weir Middle, and Lake Weir High. I graduated from Stetson University with a B.A. in history and the requisite educational coursework to become a teacher upon graduation. I have been blessed with two terrific sons, ages 21 and 23, as well as a dog, a cat, and a very large lizard.


This year, your student will be engaged in creative instructional activities as well as technology driven lessons. We will work hard to practice and master the Florida Standards in all subjects, even though this year is going to look quite different for all of us. Please feel free to contact me via email at whenever you have a question or concern. Our online learning platform will be Google Classroom, and your child can join from the student portal with this class code: 5tcfv4q.