• A thought from Mr. LeBlond

    I have enjoyed the past 23 years teaching many subjects and grade levels in Deer Valley, and look forward to working with the new sixth graders of Mountain Shadows. These days, when I am not involved with the classroom, you may find me coaching cross-country (or track) athletes at practice or at a meet. At first glance, the parallels between coaching runners or working with math students may not be obvious. For me though, it is inspiring to watch students, or runners, work hard in class or on the track, and learn something new and set personal records. In other words, I believe that hard work can have its rewards, and being “smart” or “strong” is not a label one is born with, but is something that comes with effort and experience.