Senior Lecturer of Education Emerita

Cindy Leonard has extensive experience teaching in kindergarten through second grade classrooms. She served as program coordinator, senior lecturer, and advisor in the Elementary Education program at UVM for 15 years. Currently, she serves part-time as program coordinator and academic advisor. Beyond her affiliation with UVM, Cindy works as a consulting teacher in the Responsive Classroom approach for the Center for Responsive Schools.

Associations and Affiliations

International Reading Association (IRA)

Cindy Leonard

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Literacy instruction
  • Teacher education
  • Classroom management


  • M.Ed., Reading and Language Arts, University of Vermont
  • B.S., Early Childhood Development, University of Vermont