Leslie graduated from Antioch University with a B.A. in Education and went on to Emerson College in Sussex, England, to study Waldorf Education. This is an innovative and creative approach to education, which she then implemented in a private system of schools in Dehra Dun, India. In New York, she taught grades 1 through 6 consecutively in a Waldorf school. After homeschooling her son from first through twelfth grade, she has come to JAIS.