Leigh Rader

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The parent of a former student summed it up best in her poem, A Norman Howard Kid:


You gave my son a place to succeed, a place to belong; you helped to make him smart, brave and strong. I will never be able to express my gratitude for all you did, when you let my son be a Norman Howard Kid.  

Leigh Rader

Special Education Teacher, English

Middle School English Department Chair

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Ms. Rader has been teaching at The Norman Howard School since 2001, and before taught at The Forman School in Litchfield , CT and  at the Kent School Summer Writers Camp.  Here she teaches 8th grade writing and ELA and a Senior Writing course and is the Middle School English Department Chair.  Before becoming a teacher, Ms. Rader worked as a journalist in New York and Connecticut.  


She enjoys  literature, photography and  the visual arts.   She grew up in Bloomfield, NY and now lives in Clifton Springs.