Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256.233.6627


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's in Art Education from Alabama A&M University B.A. in English, Athens State University (art minor) Additional studies at Troy University and UNA

Mrs. Leah Pierce

Hello!  I am the art teacher at Spark Academy and Julian Newman.  Not a day goes by that I do not realize how fortunate I am to teach a subject I love at two AWESOME schools!  Art was a refuge for me as a child, and I hope my students feel that way about art when they come to my class.

I began teaching both Art and Music at Cowart Elementary in 2005.  I have been teaching Art at Julian Newman and Spark since 2014.  I am married to Kirk, whom I met when we were Space Camp Counselors together.  We have three children: Caleb, Hannah, and John Michael.  I enjoy singing, painting, reading, and gardening in my spare time.

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