Welcome to Mrs. Leyden's page!

    Gentry Jaguars




    Welcome to 7th grade!!!  This is my 31st year of teaching English and my 20th year at Gentry Middle School.  I am originally from South Dakota and have taught a variety of secondary grade levels in South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri.  I obtained my degrees in Secondary Education and English at Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD and earned my Masters at William Woods University.

    I have been married for 32 years, have four children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
    In my spare time I enjoy reading anything that I can get my hands on.  I especially enjoy young adult fiction. 
                    7:30 - 8:16      RTI 
                    8:20 - 9:06      Advisory
                    9:10 - 10:50    ELA - Core 1
                  10:54 - 11:15    Plan Time
                  11:19 - 11:40    Lunch
                  11:44 - 12:05    Plan Time
                  12:09 - 12:55    Team and Content Meetings
                  12:59 - 2:35      ELA - Core 2                     

       Email:  JLeyden@cpsk12.org  
       Phone: 573-214-3240