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Leslie Dombek

Interim Director of Student Achievement

Bachelor of Arts, History, University of California, Riverside Teaching and Administrator’s Credential, National University

Leslie Dombek joined California Connections Academy in 2005 as a substitute teacher before becoming a full-time elementary teacher. Later, she was promoted to assistant principal and now serves as Interim Director of Student Achievement.

Why I Became an Educator

“I became an educator mainly to be a part of students’ personal and educational growth and to help formulate their academic strength to support their pursuits in life.

The Online School Experience at California Connections Academy

The thing I love most is the individual approach we can give to each student as we focus on their individual needs.

Teachers and staff collaborate to continuously improve our school so we can fulfill a need for families and students they may not be able to receive elsewhere – flexibility, one-on-one support, a safe environment, and more.

“The thing I love most is the individual approach we can give to each student as we focus on their individual needs.”

— Ms. Dombek

Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School

At California Connections Academy, our entire staff is dedicated to building relationships to ensure our families and students become a part of our community. Our curriculum is challenging and is designed to help students to achieve their full potential. Our job is to help our students get there in spite of any bumps along the way. 

Our culture and our mindset continue to evolve to meet changing technology and the needs of families. In addition to the academics we teach, the well-being of each child and their family is a high priority."