Here at E.M. Yoder we are in the heart of Mebane which is supported by a strong community.  We are a part of wonderful learning community that has great students, teachers and parents.  We believe that each student brings richness to our community of learners.  We are committed to educating the whole child and ensuring that each student has a strong learning foundation.  It is our goal to provide rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our students to instill a passion for learning that will develop our students into true life long learners. 
       This is my fourth year as principal at  E.M. Yoder Elementary but my 18th year as an educator.  I worked as an elementary classroom teacher and  assistant principal here in Alamance County prior to coming to E.M Yoder Elementary.  I  am thrilled to be a part of such a special, hard working and dedicated learning community. 
       I am a life-long learner and Tarheel fan at heart.  I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and also completed the School Administration program there as well. I am passionate about reading, writing and communicating and feel it is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children.  I earned a Master's in Reading Education from East Carolina University and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from UNC-Greensboro.  I am committed to life long learning and staying current on research based best practices.  Currently I am working on a doctorate in Educational Leadership at UNC-Greensboro. 
       If you should have questions please contact me at leslie_eldreth@abss.k12.nc.us or by phone at (919) 563-3722.
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