My name is Leslie Danner, and I’m so excited to be at KCIA for my 5th year! This year I will be the School Counselor for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Before working as a school counselor, I worked for several years as an Art Therapist in a Kansas City hospital. Then in 2014, I spent time in Costa Rica, where I got to volunteer at a local elementary school. Working with the students there really encouraged me to pursue my ambition of bringing my art therapy skill-set into a school setting, and I set off to become a school counselor. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors, exploring, gardening, reading, biking, hiking, watching soccer, playing with my dog Fred, and relaxing with family and friends. If I could, I would travel the world everyday and immerse myself in all the food, dancing, art, languages, and cultures of our diverse planet! I look forward to getting to connect with and support our awesome students and their loved ones. Love does work!