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Wendy Leece

Wendy Leece

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Wendy's work combines: Government, Politics, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

City Council Member

I am an elected city council member.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Education, General

    University of Arizona

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Legislators:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Education, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Got a degree in Education with a Journalism major.

  • 2.

    Taught high school English and journalism for 2 years.

  • 3.

    Worked for a daily newspaper for a year.

  • 4.

    Started a family, had five kids.

  • 5.

    Became very interested in kids' schools.

  • 6.

    Ran for School board and lost.

  • 7.

    Ran again and won.

  • 8.

    Ran for City Council and won.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should not be a teacher

  • How I responded:

    If you feel in your heart you should teach, then by all means, teach. The work is very hard and the pay not so good, but it is very rewarding to make a difference in someone else's life as a teacher.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • A woman in education and politics has to work harder and smarter.