Leigh has been teacher librarian at Holy Trinity Elementary in Torbay, NL, for the past 10 years. Over the past three years she has been heavily involved as a mentor teacher librarian in a school library learning commons pilot organized by the provincial Department of Education. She began her teaching career, however, at Pierre Laporte Middle School in the Toronto District School Board. Leigh is a graduate of the Master of Teaching program at OISE and holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto and a BA (Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland.