Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Education 1st - 8th ESL Certified PreK - 12th Special Ed. Certified K-12th GT-NEISD certified
Ms. Barbara Leas
My name is Barbara Leas. I have taught many years at NEISD and I am so excited to be part of Las Lomas Elementary. San Antonio became my home when my father transferred to Randolph Air Force Base. Before that, we lived in Nebraska, Japan, and Texas. I am the sixth in a family of eleven children.
I attended Oak Grove Elementary School, Garner Middle School, and Mac Arthur High. Although NEISD has grown and changed over the years, I strongly believe its integrity has remained strong.
I have two wonderful children and two fantastic grandchildren. My passion for working with children grew at a young age, as it was my job to entertain and help my younger brothers and sisters. This was much more fun than the alternative jobs such as extra cleaning and yard work! I guided summertime Girl Scout groups and helped to teach special ed CCD (Sunday school) classes during my high school years. I graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a B.A. in Education and Special Education certification.
My goals for the students is to maintain a nurturing environment and to
“Educate through innovative technology to empower lifelong leaders and global stewards.”
University of the Incarnate Word
B.A. Education 1st - 8th
ESL Certified PreK - 12th
Special Ed. Certified K-12th
GT NEISD certified
I have taught NEISD grades 1st through 5th
Twelve years teaching ESL including Somali Bantu Refugee Newcomers’ Class
ESL Facilitator for NEISD- three years
Board of Advisors for Somali Bantu Refugee Youth Sports in America
First Grade Schedule
7:00 School doors open for breakfast.
7:30 Students go to their classrooms.
7:40 Late bell rings. Announcements begin.
7:50 Leader in Me lessons, Morning Message and Writing Workshop
8:30 Phonics, Spelling, Word Work, Daily 5 and Reading
9:20 LINKS: Music, PE or Art. Teacher Planning time.
10:10 Reading lesson and reading groups with Daily 5
11:30 Recess and Lunch block
12:30 Calendar, Math Talk and Guided Math Groups
2:00 Brain Break Activity
2:10 Science/Social Studies/Health
*This schedule is subject to change due to Early Dismissal schedules, special presentations and school-wide activities.