Leigh Zepeda » Bio Page

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Welcome! My name is Leigh Zepeda, and I am a fifth grade reading/writing, social studies, AND science teacher! This is my 21st year of teaching and I am so proud to say that ALL of those years have been right here at DPE!  Reading and learning about the past are my passions, so I love coming to school every day to share this with my students. Watching my students become life long learners and readers, makes my heart happy.
A fun fact about me is that not only did I grow up in Deer Park, but I also went to Deer Park Elementary and graduated from DPHS.  As you can tell, I have a deep commitment to this school and community.... I think I even bleed maroon and gold. :)  I am also a huge Harry Potter fan!
I have been married to my husband, John, who is also a former DPE student and Deer Park Deer, for 25 years  We have three children. Our oldest is Andress, a former Kilgore Rangerette, a graduate of A&M, and she is now working in the college ministry at Grace Bible church in College Station. Plus, she recently got married to a WONDERFUL guy named Joseph. Our middle child, Zoe, is a senior in college studying to be a teacher, and Jakey is our 13 year old who happens to be an amazing golfer. He competed in so many golf tournaments this summer I lost count! Our family loves to hang out with each other and play with our sweet mini-goldendoodle, Penelope.
I am so excited for this year!!