Leisa Wierenga

Faculty Associate

Grew up in: Peterborough, ON 

At TCS since: 2020

Co-curriculars: Girls basketball

If you could take any famous person to dinner, who would it be?
Kia Nurse, a Canadian basketball player currently playing in the WNBA for the New York Liberty. I think she is an awesome role model for young female athletes, I would love to pick her brain about her basketball journey. 

Who has been the greatest influence on you?
My Mom. She is the person that inspires me the most, that gave me the travel bug and my passion for teaching. I always go to her first whenever I need advice. 

Where in the world would you most want to re-visit and why?
I would love to revisit the UK with my partner, Grant. I have such great memories there and would love to show him the place that I got to call home for two years. 

What’s your favourite movie of all time? 
The Sound of Music. It always reminds me of my Oma and watching it together with a cup of tea and chocolate sprinkles on toast (a dutch delicacy, haha). 

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I have always wanted to be a teacher and I feel very lucky that I get to wake up every morning to do the job I love! 

On a deserted island, what three things (no people!) would you take with you?
Insulin (I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 17 years), juice boxes and a hammock. 

What is your favourite way of spending time?
I love spending time with family and friends but also enjoy spending time outdoors. I love to hike, kayak and swim! 

Which living person do you most admire?
I admire my dad and his kind natured spirit. He is the most caring and hardworking person I know, I love spending time with him.