Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Leigh Boulineau

Phone: (256) 614-3708


Degrees and Certifications:

BA English - The Colorado College MAT English - Jacksonville University Areas of Certification: State of Alabama: English Language Arts Secondary Grades 6-12

Mrs. Leigh Boulineau

My name is Mrs. Boulineau (or Ms. B for short), and I teach the Standard and Honors English 9th-12th grade classes and AP English Language and Composition. I am also the 10th grade Homeroom Advisor and the Art and Photography Club sponsor. 

The Athens Renaissance high school faculty meet at the Exchange, an Athens Renaissance School campus, located in downtown Athens on the Square (111 Marion Street). If you’re looking for me, that’s where you’ll find me. Please come say hello if we have never met.

I am from Jacksonville, Florida originally, and I have lived in Alabama since 2011. Before that, my husband and I lived in North Carolina and Alaska. 

I have an undergraduate degree in English from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and a Masters of Arts in Teaching English from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. I love all things grammar! Come see me if you need some help. 

I look forward to our time together. The key to success in life is communication, and English class is all about communication. I can't read your mind; if you have questions, message me and let me know!   

Catch All Grammar Sheet 



All Rising 9th-12th graders will choose one book from the following lists. Find the class you will be in next year and follow the link (in RED) for the book page count and the corresponding assignment. *If you are a virtual student, please email your completed assignment to my School Email address: by August 13th. If you have English second semester, you will need to complete your Summer Reading assignment by August 13th, and your grade will be applied to your English class in the Spring.
You may be able to check the book out of your local library or download a free version online. If not, each book title below has a link to Amazon, where you can buy the book online. 

9th Standard

True Grit by Charles Portis; Wonder by R.J. Palacio; The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline Cooney; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

9th Honors

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown; The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery; The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

10th Standard

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanha Lai; All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque; The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan; The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom; Night by Elie Weisel

10th Honors

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

11th Standard

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington; Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer; The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane; O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

11th Honors

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines; Walden by Henry Thoreau; The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; The Chosen by Chaim Potok

12th Standard

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; The Time Machine by H.G. Wells; Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

12th Honors

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen; Great Expectations by Charles Dickens; Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier; 1984 by George Orwell; Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens