Leslie Gaar authored a manual for new early childhood teachers in 2020 called Cat Herding for Professionals. She regularly delivers professional development both for early childhood teachers and administrators, focusing on social/emotional topics, such as dealing with challenging behaviors, and helping children cope with the unexpected. Leslie has presented at the Region 13 School Ready Summit (2013, 2014), Texas Early Learning Summit (2018, 2019), and TXAEYC conference (2021). She was also selected to participate in Texas Education Agency (TEA) workgroup for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guides (2019).
B.A. University of Texas at Austin- Spanish, Hispanic linguisticsM.S. University of North Texas- Library and Information ScienceCertifications: EC-4th grade bilingual teaching certificate, school librarian certificate
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