Middle School History Teacher, The Waverly School
2022 Speaker

 Pasadena, California

Leo teaches middle school history at The Waverly School in Pasadena, Ca. He has a B.A. in history from the Univer­sity of Cali­for­nia, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in polit­i­cal science and M.A. in history from Arizona State Univer­sity. Leo has been a middle school history teacher in independent schools for 15 years and this is his 6th year at Waverly. He teaches history from the perspective of traditionally marginalized groups and uses student inquiry and collaboration to create content within various units and concepts. Aside from teaching, Leo spent 2+ years as a member of Waverly's DEI committee, has facilitated BIPOC high school student and faculty affinity spaces, as well as helped create anti-racist professional development at Waverly.

Aside from teaching, Leo presents aspects of his curriculum at numerous education and history conferences across the country. He is an independent equity, education & justice consultant who helps teachers develop and enhance their courses of studies, as well as advises non profit organizations and corporations.