Leslie DeRuiter

Leslie is an experienced presenter on the topics of Physical Education, Brain Breaks, and Movement in the classroom. She uses a creative approach involving audience participation and group dynamics which results in enthusiastic and motivational presentations. While maintaining her high standards, Leslie delivers useful and relevant information in all of her presentations and workshops on topics for teachers of preschool age children through adults and well as pre-service teachers. Presentations, based on the latest brain research, are customized for the audience. They can include: Teaching the Teenage Brain, Teaching the Brain in Poverty, Building Better Brains, Kinesthetic K.I.D.S. plus more. This is all delivered with enthusiasm, passion and humor. The audiences leave her workshops with a shared sense of purpose and with skills ready to put to practice. She is currently a Action Based Learning Interventionist in the Alief ISD in the Houston area as well as an ABL Master Trainer. She has taught elementary and middle school physical education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Arizona State University, and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Leslie is very knowledgeable with curriculum, management and team building. This knowledge, combined with her excellent interpersonal and communication skills, create energetic, interactive and fun sessions that can be implemented the same day.