Leah Angell teaches Upper School English at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia. Leah also serves Collegiate as the English Department’s Curriculum Coordinator for Community Engagement Week, a ninth grade service learning program, and as the Upper School’s Summer Reading Coordinator. In addition, she is a junior-senior advisor and a member of the School’s Task Force on Civil Dialogue. She teaches ninth and tenth grade English and electives English courses for juniors and seniors such as: “The Literature of Elegy & Redemption,” “Creative Nonfiction,” “Sacred Texts as Literature,” and “Rhetoric & Composition.” Leah received her B.A. in Literature from Yale University, her M.T.S. in World Religions from Harvard Divinity School, and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from U.Va., where she was a Jefferson Graduate Fellow. Prior to her arrival at Collegiate, Leah worked at the Peddie School, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Virginia Commonwealth University, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and the University of Richmond. A year-round competitive swimmer since age ten, Leah still swims as often as she can.