Ms. Legueri is a native of Denver, CO, and is thrilled to be back in her hometown. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Grinnell College in 2005. After college, she was a substitute teacher in Denver and volunteer coordinator for teen volunteers at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Through these two experiences, she decided she wanted to teach full-time. Sadly, her undergraduate education was mainly focused on working in politics, not in the school house. So she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to study the liberal arts at St. John’s College. She earned her Master’s degree there in 2009. The foray into the Great Books at St. John’s left her wanting more, so she decided to postpone teaching and pursue a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy at the University of Dallas (UD). The Great Books curriculum at UD allowed her to dive deeply into the Western canon of literature, philosophy, political thought, and history, as well as Ancient Greek.
After completing her comprehensive exams for her doctoral program, she set out to teach Humanities in a classical charter school in Phoenix, Arizona. In her three years there, she taught 6th, 9th, and 10th grade classics, history, philosophy and literature; she ran the student mentoring program; and she served as Dean of Students and Assistant Headmaster. Lest the Ph.D. be neglected for too long, she took a year-long break from teaching in 2015-2016 to begin the process of writing a dissertation. In that time, she and her husband decided to move home to Colorado, where classical education appears to be experiencing a wonderful revival. She is very honored to be joining the Golden View Classical Academy faculty this coming year to share her love of the Humanities with a new group of bright students. When not teaching, she will be writing many pages on the political philosophy of Montesquieu, hiking, skiing, and reuniting with old friends from home.