Phone: 785-832-5890 Ext. 2107


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education Emporia State University MS Elementary Education Kansas State University

Mrs. Leslie Downing

My name is Leslie Downing and I am a Kindergarten Teacher at Langston Hughes.  Thia will be my 14h year as a Langston Bobcat, but a teacher for 30 years.  I have taught K-3, but have enjoyed most of those years teaching in a full day kindergarten classroom.  I absolutely love being an educator because  I am a lifelong learner.   I received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Emporia State University , Master's in Elementary Education from Kansas State University and 12 hours of Special Education from the University of Kansas. I have been honored to receive Sunflower's Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year, and Lawrence Public Shool's Elementary Master Teacher 2016 while teaching in for USD 497. Continuing to learn and grow in education excites and motivates me to always to strive to do the best for all of my students. Outside of my school time, I get to enjoy my immediate/extended family and all of the adventures that brings daily. I love being a Langston Hughes Bobcat!