Title 1 Teacher/Testing Coordinator

My name is Leslie Kazee and I am the Title 1 Teacher and Testing Coordinator at Marion Elementary.  I have taught in McDowell County Schools for 29 years.  My husband, Curtis and I live in Marion and have two amazing children and a lovely daughter in law.  Our son, Aikman, is currently the Recreational Program Administrator at the McDowell County Parks and Recreation Department and our daughter, Landry, is a senior Western Carolina University. My son's wife, Alyssa is a 4th grade teacher at West Marion Elementary. 

I am passionate about reading and believe that children need a strong foundation in reading in to be successful in all areas of school.  I strive to help each child reach their fullest potential.  

I look forward to working with the students of Marion Elementary and their families this school year!  If you should ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at or call me at 828-652-2141.