Leanne Engel, MAED

Leanne Engel, MAED

Assistant Professor, School of Education; Lead Faculty, Child Development


  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Curriculum Design Grand Canyon University
  • K-12 Teaching Credential
  • BA Liberal Studies Chico State University


Over the past 35 years, Leanne has worked with K-12 students in the classroom, in small groups, as a reading specialist, a Title 1 Teacher, and as a GATE teacher. She created and directed a multi-age K-8 hybrid school program, and has trained many teachers, para-teachers, and parents. She consults locally and nationally to help others in program development and design, emphasizing classical approaches and integration of art and music. Homeschooling her 6 children for the past 26 years has given her experience with a variety of curriculums, pedagogies, and educational approaches to ensure success with a variety of learners, including neuro-divergent. Leanne loves training adults and students of all ages and has an enthusiasm for connecting people and fostering strong Christian relationships. In her spare time, Leanne loves to hike, ride bikes, watch her kids and 9 grandchildren dance and play soccer, and travel with friends and family.