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Former Graduate Recognized in Washington, D.C. as Presidential Awardee for Math
"Kids, that is what the Presidential Award means to me. My enthusiasm for teaching comes from the 90 middle school kids I teach every day. From their love of learning to their sense of humor, I'm inspired each day by the ever-changing kids I teach. We all recognize that students need encouragement in their education, but few of us realize that teachers do too. The renewed sense of support that I received as a result of this award has made me a more conscientious teacher in all areas of my career."
LeAnne (Lorenz) Yenny started her student career at Warren School, graduated from Helena High School and now teaches seventh grade mathematics and science at Sacajawea Middle School. This school year marks her 14th year as an educator. Her teaching experience includes 4 years of teaching in a small school in Harrison, MT, 2 years in the Philippines while serving in the Peace Corps, and 8 years in her current teaching assignment.
LeAnne’s love of teaching and learning goes beyond the classroom. LeAnne is the Math Counts and Science Olympiad coach for her school and is a member of the district curriculum leadership team for mathematics. She is the regional director for the Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics Math Contest and is the treasurer for the Montana Science Teachers’ Association.
LeAnne is dedicated to furthering her profession. She has presented at numerous state conferences, usually focusing on her transformation to a standards-based system of teaching and assessing in her classroom. For the past 3 years, she has been a teacher leader and mathematics instructional coach in partnerships with Montana State University. Most recently, she has been working with a group of mathematics teachers studying the Lesson Study process.
LeAnne has a B.S. and an M.S. in Education from Montana State University. She is National Board Certified in early adolescent mathematics.