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Secondary school educator

Leslie Joan Altman, American secondary school educator. Fulbright-Hays scholar, Africa, 1991, India, 1998; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1989, 92; fellow Council for Basic Education, summer 1990.


Altman, Leslie Joan was born on May 11, 1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Sidney Arnold and Irene Marie (Sullivan) Wolbarst.


AB, Smith College, 1964. Master of Arts, New York University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Boston College, 1973.

Master in Counseling, Arizona State University, 1981.


Teacher, Emerson School, Bolton, Massachusetts, 1964-1965, 86-87;teacher, Needham (Massachusetts) H.S., 1965-1966, 67-69;lecturer, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1974-1977;lecturer, Southampton (England) University, 1978;school counselor, Frank School, Guadalupe, Arizona, 1981-1986;teacher English language and literature, director of lower grades, St. Sebastian's Country Day School, Needham, 1987-1993;teacher English, director mentoring program, Hawken School, Gates Mills, Ohio., since 1993. Presenter numerous workshops. Consultant English department Winsor School, 1991.

Member mid-career task force Ohio Association Indiana Schools.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Volunteer Habitat for Humanity, since 1996, Free Clinical, Cleveland, since 1996. Member Cleveland Counsel on World Affairs., New England Association Teachers English (executive board 1990-1993, chairman multicultural committee), Ohio Association Indiana Schools (member professional services committee).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, cooking, traveling.


Children: Christopher Matthew, Timothy Alexander.

Sidney Arnold Wolbarst

Irene Marie (Sullivan) Wolbarst

Christopher Matthew Altman

Timothy Alexander Altman