• Welcome, Class of 2026!   

    I am so excited to join you on your journey through Freshman English.  This is my fourteenth year at Lowery, and I feel constantly blessed to be a part of such a close and caring group of educators.  I graduated from the University of North Texas in 1997 and taught for five years in McKinney before choosing to stay home for seven years with my three children. My son, Sean, graduated from AHS in 2019 and currently works for PF Chang's. My daughter Katie graduated from AHS in 2021 and will be a junior at Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) this fall where she is seeking a dual degree in English and History. My youngest, Kristen, will be a junior at Allen High School this year, participating in WINGS, the Dive Team, and Dual Credit.  I have been married to my best friend and wonderful husband, John, for 28 years. Of course, we would all agree that the most important member of our family is our miniature schnauzer, Scarlet, who pretty much rules the house. 

    In my spare time, I enjoy reading, trying new recipes, and traveling with my family, but teaching is my passion. I love being in the classroom everyday helping students grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally, and I look forward to another successful school year.

    Please feel free to contact me anytime.


    Meet Mrs. Leigh

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    Phoenix - GT English I Advanced




    Teacher: Angela Leigh    1st: Planning/Conference
      2nd: Phoenix - GT English I Advanced 
    Email: angela.leigh@allenisd.org   3rd: Phoenix - GT English I Advanced 
      4th: Phoenix - GT English I Advanced 
    Phone: 972-396-6975   5th: Lowery Connections
      6th: Planning/Conference
          7th: Phoenix - GT English I Advanced 
      8th Phoenix - GT English I Advanced 


    Tutorials: 8:00-8:35am and 4:10-4:50pm

    Monday - Tutoring Center open (am and pm) 

    Tuesday - Tutoring Center open (am and pm) 

    Wednesday - Tutoring Center open (am and pm) (Mrs. Leigh on duty Wednesday pm)

    Thursday  - Tutoring Center open (am and pm)

    Friday  - Tutoring Center open (am) closed (pm)

    *Any teacher on duty in the Tutoring Center will be able to help you with general English questions. 

    **If you wish to discuss something specific to Phoenix, I will also meet with students by appointment as needed.

    ***Please reserve a seat in tutorials through your Canvas Connections Module.


    Course Description:

    ENGLISH I Advanced GT Phoenix (Lowery Freshman Center Only)

    Grade: 9

    Credit: 1

    The Phoenix Program is a humanities-based curriculum designed to meet the social, emotional and intellectual needs of identified gifted and talented students in the English classroom. This course emphasizes the development of advanced skills in composition and literary analysis. It is designed to enable students to develop close reading strategies as well as higher critical thinking skills as preparation for the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate English courses at the 11th and 12th grade levels