Welcome Leigh-Anne Boggs to Newton-Conover!
Leigh-Anne Boggs is currently a Career and Technical Education Teacher with a focus in Biotechnology at Newton-Conover Middle School. For the last 13 years, she has been the Instructor for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, NC. Leigh-Anne holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Sports Medicine, with a minor in Athletic Training, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from Southwestern Community College, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Western Carolina University. As a Physical Therapist Assistant she determined that she not only loved working with her patients, but found herself gravitating toward any endeavor that included teaching, such as being a mentor for the local high school students to becoming a clinical instructor to PTA students. She transitioned from her work at the hospital in 2003 to becoming a full time educator, which has become her passion. In 2013, Leigh-Anne received the Advanced Recognition for Advanced Proficiency in Education Physical Therapy Award by the American Physical Therapy Association for her expertise in the field. As a PTA and an instructor, she has been committed to providing pro-bono services in Caldwell and McDowell Counties, participating in a serving learning project event: Community Health and Mobility Partnership (CHAMP) with her students, to identify risk for falls in the elderly population. Leigh-Anne lives in Hickory and enjoys family time with her husband, Jeffrey and her 2 children Clayton (13) and Cole (11). She is looking forward to an exciting year at Newton-Conover Middle School!
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