Ida Leader

What is your role at Tower Hill, and how long have you worked here?
​Spanish teacher​. ​This is my eleventh year at Tower Hill.​
Describe your own education.
​I graduated from Princeton University in 1990. Since then I have taught Spanish at the middle and high school levels for 15 years. I also spent seven years working at Swarthmore College, first as Assistant Dean of Admissions and then as Academic Support Coordinator. In this role I ran programs to teach time management and study skills to college students. 
Why do you do what you do? What are you passionate about at work?
​I love language, I love travel, and I love learning about other cultures.​ I hope that my passion in these areas inspires the students to explore the world and be curious to meet many people. I want my students to be proud of their language and culture, as well as accepting and celebratory of others.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
​Outside of school I ​enjoy spending time with my children — Jesse, who is 20, and Alex, who is 15. I love cooking and baking, belong to a Spanish book club and enjoy spending time with friends.