DENNIS O’REILLY - VP OF RELATIONS
Mr. O’Reilly started working with young people as a volunteer junior high basketball coach back in 1990, and has been in education for over twenty years, starting as a middle school math teacher back in 1993. Mr. O’Reilly has been an administrator since 1999 serving as Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant to the Principal, Principal, and Head of Schools at three different private schools in Tucson, Arizona and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Chapman University. Mr. O’Reilly has been married for sixteen years to his beautiful bride Krissy, and will have two scholars attending Leman Academy, Conner and Adeline.
MISTY WALKER - PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR
Misty was born in Maquoketa, Iowa and moved to Arizona in 1988 with her parents. She earned her Early Childhood Education degree in 2007 and has been working in the field for 16 years. Her experience is mostly in the classroom setting but has directed after school programs, camps and has experience in leadership with her peers. Misty has four children and a husband who all love to go camping, fishing and boating at the lake. She is looking forward to the adventure ahead as Director of Leman Academy East Tucson Preschool!
GINA WARREN - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Gina was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Tucson in July of 2015. She has been working with children for close to 20 years, both elementary and preschool age children. She is excited to be a part of Leman Academy because she believes in the values this school is teaching and the way they go about teaching them.
Kailey Boyack - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Kailey has her ECE degree and has been working in the childcare field for 8 years. She was born in Chicago and moved to Tucson at a young age. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs and is a huge fan of Disney! Kailey is excited to join our team and the Adventures ahead!
Sadee Calen - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Sadee was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. She recently graduated from Sahuaro High School and is excited to join the Early Childhood field.
Sadee loves outdoor activities with her friends and family and in her spare time loves to paint, build and draw. Sadee is looking forward to learning and growing at Leman Academy!
Andrea Figueroa - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Ms. Andrea was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. She graduated U of A in 2015 with a degree in Language, Literacy and Leadership. She continued on to Grand Canyon University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Ed. in 2019. She is excited to join our team and start a new adventure with preschoolers!
Tylene Good - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Tylene was born in Indiana and has lived in Tucson since 2003. Tylene was a nurse for 15 years before following her passion for teaching. This is her 4th year teaching in the Early Childhood field and she is looking forward to learning and growing at Leman Academy!
Kayla Kroto - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Kayla was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. She has been in the Early Childhood field for 10 years. Kayla is a life-long Girl Scout. She enjoys dancing, camping singing and spending time with her family. She is excited to apply her experience and knowledge in our Leman Academy Preschool Program!
Leslie Lopez - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Leslie is a mother of one daughter who is age 5. She has a passion for education and is currently completing her bachelors in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. Her favorite quote is by Frederick Douglass and it states, “It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken adults.” She enjoys reading, laughing, and dancing. She is thrilled to be a part of the Leman Academy team and plant the seeds of knowledge that will grow forever.
Amanda McCoy - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Mrs. Amanda is an Arizona native and has called beautiful Tucson her home her entire life. Before she began teaching, she traveled around the world with her husband and their two amazing children while he was a professional baseball player. She loves spending her free time with her friends and family, as well as living an active lifestyle. She loves going hiking with her husband, training for half marathons, boxing and kickboxing. She’s also a huge foodie and loves to discover new restaurants.
Mrs. Amanda believes in teaching from the heart, and that learning should always be a fun and adventurous experience for our scholars. One of her favorite quotes is, “Leave the world a little better than you found it” and she hopes to do just that through her tremendous love of teaching. She’s excited to join the team of other amazing teachers at Leman Academy!
Brandy Stephenson - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Brandy was born and raised in tucson Arizona. She has been working in Early Childhood education for 13 years. In her spare time she enjoys doing things with her family and friends. Brandy is excited to learn The Leman Way and watch the scholars flourish!