Leigh Bordley

Executive Director

Becoming the director of LEAP has been a great adventure for me!  This position has given me the opportunity to work on so many issues I'm interested in - education, childhood development and immigration to name a few.  Since I received my Masters in Social Work in 1986, I have worked with a variety of social justice organizations. Immediately before I joined LEAP in 2012, I had founded and led Partners for Youth, a mentoring program dedicated to supporting young people striving to complete high school and prepare for college and careers. I served as a member of the Board of Education for Durham Public Schools, 2008-16.
I have three children who are now ages 23-30, but I have vivid memories of when they were in preschool.  I love spending time with the kids who attend LEAP and learning to speak Spanish!!