Meet the Staff: Leah Shanks

Meet the Staff: Leah Shanks
Posted on 09/25/2017
Meet the Staff: Leah Shanks


School Counselor, SouthWest Metro High School

"I am excited to be working at SouthWest Metro High School because I love the ability to make meaningful connections with students to help them reach their goals.

I was born in Rochester, Minnesota. The most interesting place I have lived was Arlington Heights, Illinois - a suburb of Chicago. I enjoyed the area because of the public transportation and train system and the amazing sites in downtown Chicago.

I graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a degree in Psychology. I received my Masters in School Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

I have two children and a beautiful lab-husky mix named Denali. For fun, I enjoy running, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with my family. I am a singer and have several roles in community theater musicals. I also sing in two cover bands."