Amy LeBlanc '97

- Student; On Location and Online

SNHU offers a flexible schedule, which is a huge plus.

When she was growing up, student Amy LeBlanc ’97 played school with her dolls. She didn’t consider teaching as a career, however, until she was a young mother.

“My oldest boy has autism,” Amy says. “When my son was diagnosed, I saw that as a cosmic sign: ‘This is what I’m supposed to do.’”

The mother of four children, from toddler to teenager, Amy works with special education students as a high school paraprofessional. Previously, she worked for Easter Seals, helping adults at their job sites.

A full-time student, she takes classes online and at night at SNHU’s continuing education centers in Nashua and Manchester. Her goal is to earn dual certification in elementary and special education, and she has a minor in history.

“SNHU offers a flexible schedule, which is a huge plus, and the staff is not only prompt with communication, but willing to work with individual needs,” Amy says.

Fitting school into a busy life, however, can be challenging, especially since her husband, Scott, a member of the National Guard, is also working on a degree from SNHU.

“I make lots of lists,” Amy says, adding that her inspiration is her family. “We really push education, and our children see it all the time.”

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