Lecha holds a Bachelors degree in Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. Lecha began her career at PS 8 in 2014 as an after school counselor and was quickly promoted to Assistant Director for the YMCA program at 8. In 2015 she was hired as a full-time Teaching Assistant, supporting the kindergarten team at 8. While working as a teaching assistant, she supported many new teaching assistants within their role. She completed her student teaching in 2017, in 3rd grade alongside Sjene Kendrick. Immediately upon graduation and the attainment of her Teaching License, Lecha became one of PS8’s most consistent substitute teachers and long term leave teachers–even participated in Monday professional learning with staff. Lecha is delighted to continue her career as a full-time member of the P.S.8 community! Working with familiar 2nd-grade students is a daily delight! In her spare time, Lecha enjoys going on walks, kickboxing, baking, hiking, cooking and spending time with her loved ones.