Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Leslie DeRuiter
Leslie DeRuiter is currently an Action Based Learning (ABL) Interventionist in Alief ISD as well as an ABL Master Trainer. Her teaching career started in Arizona in 1995. 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. She is District ABL Interventionist supporting several elementary and intermediate schools as well as all the middle and high schools with their ABL efforts. Leslie also works with teachers to add movement into their classes.
She is an experienced presenter on the topics of Physical Education, Brain Boosts, 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 as well as pre-service teachers. 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. 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.