Leanne Griffey is the Orchestra Director at Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School. This is her 13th year as a Mustang. Leanne’s professional experience includes 25 years of teaching Orchestra and Choir in public schools in Greeley & Fort Collins, CO and Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as teaching private violin, viola, and voice lessons. Leanne received her Bachelor's of Music Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She served as Concertmaster of the Greeley Chamber Orchestra for 15 years and has performed with many professional Orchestras including the Fort Collins Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, Longmont Symphony, and Richmond (VA) Symphony. Outside of school, Leanne enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, Kevin, and their daughter who is a senior at FCHS. Their two cats, Quincy & Penelope, bring lots more laughs and love to their home. Leanne loves to ski, dance, hike, travel, and eat good food. Leanne considers herself very lucky to have been a PSD student and as such, to have learned from some of the finest music educators in the nation. Along with her mother and grandmother, these teachers shaped Leanne's passion for music and cultivated her desire to share it with the next generations of musicians!