My name is Leah Strickland and I am the Criminal Justice teacher for Willis High School. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Photography and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Industrial Education all from Sam Houston State University. I am certified in Career and Technology Education-Criminal Justice, English Language Arts, ESL, and Speech. I also have my administrator's certificate. I have been in education for 10 years and this is my seventh year at Willis High School.
I am originally from the Texas Panhandle, but moved to South Texas to attend college at SHSU and never left! I have been married for 12 years and have three small children, Brody (8), Addy (6), and Cody (1). I am truly blessed to be able to work at a great school district with wonderful students!
After working in various areas of the Criminal Justice field, I wanted to start a Criminal Justice program in a high school to allow students to understand the criminal justice system and the many agencies that create it so that they would be able to prepare themselves better for their career in the CJ field. After six years of trying, in 2011, I was able to start the Criminal Justice Program at WHS and it is a growing program! I offer students an opportunity to learn about all areas of the criminal justice field through real life experiences: hands-on curriculum, guest speakers, and field trips.
The students have created a club called Justice League and it is open to any students at WHS that are interested in any area of the criminal justice field. It is not a requirement to be enrolled in any of my courses to be a part of JL Club.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments!
Position...........Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (LPSCS Pathway) Teacher
1st Period ---Principles of LPSCS (1st year class)
2nd Period --Principles of LPSCS
3rd Period ---Conference
4th Period ---Law 1 (2nd year)
5th Period ---Law 1
6th Period ---Law 2/Practicum (3rd/4th year class)
7th Period ---Practicum