La'Ebony Leggins
Teacher, Pine Hills Elementary School

La'Ebony Leggins is a native of "The City Beautiful," Orlando. She graduated from Maynard Evans High School and continued her educational journey at Florida A and M University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. La'Ebony's teaching career started at Oak Ridge Elementary in Tallahassee, Florida. During her eight year tenure at Oak Ridge, La'Ebony spearheaded many parental involvement activities, the Sunshine Committee, and served as a Mentor Teacher. She was also nominated and selected as her school's Distinguished Educator of the Year. Never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what is right La'Ebony became active participant in the Leon County Teachers Association. This is where she realized her passion for teacher advocacy. At the completion of her tenure in Leon County she relocated to her hometown of Orlando, where she has continued her drive for teacher advocacy with Orange County Public Schools. She has been nominated as a Board Member for the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) where she currently serves. In addition to being a board member, La'Ebony also serves as the Orange County Florida's Young Remarkable Educators (F.Y.R.E) Chairperson, Co-Chair of the Orange County CTA Government Relations Committee, and is the current Orange County CTA Representative for the Florida Education Association (FEA) Advocacy Committee.

While La'Ebony thoroughly enjoys her advocacy work, being an educator still holds a very special place in her heart. She mentors two former students and hopes to instill in them values that will propel them to become successful and productive members of society. Whenever she has any down time La'Ebony enjoys reading, writing, the beach, and art.