Leslie Revis

Beaufort, SC | Years Taught: 1973 – Present

Leslie says she meets her students with L.O.V.E.: “listen to their immediate needs (bathroom, nurse, etc.), observe their mood and energy as they enter my class, value their presence by genuinely exchanging greetings, and enjoy that they have come to my class today.” She describes her classroom management as H.E.A.R.T. “As my students and I journey through a unit, we use Humor to get us through the ‘but I sound so funny’ language moments, while not compromising excellence. Personal Excellence flourishes in a room of Acceptance. I teach my students that Responsible acceptance means working with both our gifts and limitations to understand how to achieve. My students must know at all times that we are in this Together!” S.O.U.L. is the final component of her teaching philosophy: “My students and their parents can count on my Support. Every year I place 450 phone calls or more to students and parents. These connections are intended to Outline my program and its goals. Communication, either by phone or during a conference, serves to Uplift and support parent and student’s needs. By thoughtfully exchanging ideas, educational needs, implementation of techniques, and professional resources, a teacher becomes a powerful and valued link, insuring the grounds for Love, Heart, and Soul to take root in support of a student’s success.”

Additional Recognition

  • 1999 • Disney’s National American Teacher Award for the Humanities
  • 1999 • Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year
  • 1999 • Honor Roll Teacher for the State of South Carolina
  • 1998 • Showcase article “Inspirational Mentor, Leslie Revis,” University of San Diego President’s Report
  • 1998 • Learn to Serve Award from the S.C. State Department of Education
  • 1998 • Beaufort County Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1998 • Beaufort High School Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1998 • Beaufort High School April Teacher of the Month Award
  • 1998 • Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority letter of service recognition