Leanne Bender

Leanne Bender

L-E-A-N-N-E. What does that spell? Great communicator! LEANNE joined the Hillcrest team this year as our Guidance Counselor and Activities Director and, boy, are we grateful she did. Leanne brings an organized, energetic, friendly, and direct style of communication that helps the Hillcrest community to reflect and grow in our social-emotional skill set. Leanne has extensive experience in a variety of social work realms and has felt God’s leading in each transition, including her arrival at Hillcrest. A people and a pet person, she spends most of her day communicating and laughing with others. Even so, she wouldn’t mind a good, solitary lie down on a beach somewhere to recharge.