Anderson, Leland
Mr. Leland Anderson joined AHS's administrative team in July 2008. In addition to his administrative duties as Principal of Distance Education, Accreditation Coordinator, and International Admissions Coordinator, Mr. Anderson enjoys teaching Family Science. Prior to coming to American Heritage School, Mr. Anderson graduated from Harvard University with an Ed.M. in School Leadership and received K-12 administrative licenses from the states of Utah and Massachusetts. He completed an administrative internship at Madison Park High School, the largest technical-vocational high school in Boston Public Schools. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Innosight Institute in 2008-2009 where he co-authored and published "Alpine Online School: A Utah school district?s move into K-8 online education." Mr. Anderson taught English at Oak Canyon Junior High School and Provo High School. He earned a B.A. cum laude and with University Honors in English Teaching from Brigham Young University (BYU). He was a Trustees Scholar, ORCA Research Grant Recipient, and a Robert C. Byrd Scholar. He worked at BYU's Center for Instructional Design, assisting in developing physical science, geography, and American history courses. He taught Spanish at the LDS Missionary Training Center and tutored at BYU's Reading and Writing Center. He completed a full-time LDS mission in Mexico City. He and his wife, Gina, were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and have four daughters and two sons. Among their favorite past-times, they enjoy gardening, baking, reading, blogging, scrap-booking, hiking, camping, and family reunions. "After considering many schools across the nation," Mr. Anderson says, "American Heritage School was right for me."