Distance learning was never Kim Leslie’s long-term plan. But when a job opened up at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District for a position in the distance learning department, she applied anyway.
“I looked at it as a foot in the door. That was my plan,” she said. “I had secured a job in the district, and then given some time, I would figure at what school I wanted to be at and then angle for that.”
That was almost a decade ago. Leslie’s still the district’s distance science teacher and she’s since fallen in love with distance learning.
“It turned out not to be a foot in the door. It turned out to be a life passion job,” she said.