Leslie Risan

Leslie Risan

Gifted 5th - 6th Grade ELA & SS Teacher

My Bio

Hello, my name is Leslie Risan.  I am the 5th and 6th Grade Gifted Reading and Social Studies teacher. In 2006, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. I have been teaching 5th and 6th grade students in our community for the past thirteen years with a recent focus on Project Based Learning. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach at San Tan Charter School.

My husband and I are Arizona natives and have four boys, six grandchildren and a goofy dogs. We love spending time outdoors, both in Gilbert and in the mountains near Payson.

My commitment to you and your child is to maximize their learning potential. By using Love and Logic teaching principles and rigorous, relevant curriculum, your gifted students will learn strategies that will serve them well throughout their academic careers. I believe in thinking deeply and creatively and having fun through hands-on projects.

I look forward to partnering with you to provide an awesome school experience for your child.


Birthday: July 9

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things:

Color:  Yellow

Flower:  Pink Carnations

Snack :  Barbeque potato chips

Drink: Iced Tea

Scent :  Citrus

Music :  Pop or Country

Activity :  Playing outside

Game :  Yahtzee

Restaurant: Gordon Biersch

Fast Food: Chick-fil-A

Place to Receive a Gift Card:  Target

Heroes : Soldiers and their families

Hobbies :  Gardening, Hiking, Biking

Birthday:  July 9

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt