Jeanna Leslie's life was taken by a relentless act of violence on February 14th at age 49. Born in California, Jeanna moved to Texas to raise her four kids and teach high-school English at Harmony Science Academy-San Antonio. She was a free-spirited and loving mother who was filled with adventure.
Us four kids are looking to fund her funeral and burial next to her grandpa at Fairhaven Santa Ana Cemetery on March 3rd.
Here are some words from her former students…
“I always wanted to be a writer, similar to Edgar Allan Poe. A few teachers helped me become a better writer, and she was one of them. Even after I had her for a teacher, I was writing a novel and ask if she could help me edit it, which she kindly did. Not only was she a great teacher, but a good friend and I loved spending time with her, and her class did change the course of my life. I wanted to try acting again, but I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. We performed Romeo & Juliet and she let me be Juliet, which is where I first got the spark to make me say "I want to be an actor." Without that spark, I probably won't be where I am right now or would have found out about my love for theatre much later in life. Thank you, Ms. Leslie, I'm going to miss you. RIP.” –Melissa Wale
“One of my favorite teachers from hsa has been taken too early. Ms. Leslie will always have a place in my heart. She made English more fun than it ever could be. She was so full of energy and love you just couldn't help but love her. My heart goes out to her family and I hope they find peace in these difficult times” Kami Hernandez
“Those of you that knew where I went to school know that it was a small close group. Ms.Leslie was such a high spirited person and I enjoyed having her as my teacher for three years. It makes my heart ache knowing you were starting your new life in Denver only for it to end there. I am content knowing that you at least got to see the world and travel with your kids.” Alejandra Ashlyn C
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