Mrs. Leiva became part of the LACS family in 2002; she developed the Spanish department and became the first Spanish teacher at LACS.
She was born in San Francisco, CA, but grew up in Guatemala City. There she graduated as a teacher, got married and had her first son. She was a Kindergarten teacher for four years in Guatemala and then moved back to US in 1989 where she had her daughter and obtained a California Family Daycare licensed. In 1997, she moved from Los Angeles to the Bay Area and started teaching High School and Middle School Spanish as well as some Elementary afterschool Spanish classes. When she joined the LACS family in 2002 she developed the Spanish department and became the first Spanish teacher at the school. In 2005, she became a certified Spanish-English Interpreter and translator from the National Hispanic University in San Jose. She has taken several Child Development units at Foothill College.
Mrs. Leiva is the founder and Director of the Way to Go Foundation Inc. She is married to a pastor, who pastors Ministerios El Camino Real, a Spanish speaking church. She developed the Cambios que Rejuvenecen women’s group (Changes that Rejuvenate) and is an active member at her church. She regularly travels to Guatemala on mission trips to help and support schools, orphanages and churches.
Luckie loves nature and has a deep passion working with children and women. She loves and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren and family takes priority in her heart and life.