Kelly Lesh-Simpson

Kelly Lesh-Simpson began teaching in 2007 and joined Connections Academy® in 2018 as a social studies middle school teacher.

The Online School Experience at Wyoming Connections Academy

“I became a teacher to help kids along their journey toward achieving life goals,” says Ms. Lesh-Simpson. “What I love most about Wyoming Connections Academy is the opportunity to work alongside amazing students and staff from varying parts of Wyoming who all have unique life experiences.”

She also feels the biggest benefit of teaching at an online school is working with students who live in different parts of the state—and a school community filled with people who genuinely care about Wyoming Connections Academy families.

I became a teacher to help kids along their journey toward achieving life goals!

— Ms. Lesh-Simpson

My Teaching Background

Ms. Lesh-Simpson believes an education at Wyoming Connections Academy helps prepare students for a bright and successful future by emphasizing important life skills, such as independence, initiative, time management, and organization.

“If I could give a prospective parent one bit of advice as they’re making the decision to enroll in our school, it would be to consider the benefits of having teachers who provide your child with individualized support throughout the school day,” she says.

Hobbies and Interests

Ms. Lesh-Simpson earned a bachelor of science degree in communication studies from the University of Wyoming and a Secondary Education Licensure from Colorado Christian University. She’s a Wyoming native and lives in Cheyenne with her husband, Steve, and cat, Calley. For fun, she enjoys traveling, hiking, golfing, reading, and hanging out with her family.

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