Leigh is a Washington State native who came to Idaho in 1984 as a gymnast for Boise State. Leigh studied education and business, with an emphasis in k-12 education. She has spent the past 27 years as an independent business owner. Her passion is education and coached well over 2,000 athletes, many reaching national and international levels. Most recently she has been a managing partner of Boise’s Best Real Estate. She is married and has a son who is a graduate of Sheridan Academy and is now Director of Operations at Best Homes Network.
Leigh and her husband Larry enjoy golfing, traveling and have the added bonus of helping raise their grandson Devin. Leigh’s desire is to make Sheridan Academy top of mind in the Treasure Valley Community. When parents think of a school that prepares students for higher education and the “real world”, while at the same time, keeping the needs of each individual child the highest priority, Leigh wants Sheridan Academy to be the only call that they need to make.
Greg Norton, Education Director
Greg was born in Texas, and attended high school in Southern California. He graduated from Humboldt State University with a bachelor’s degree in business; he received his teaching credential from the University of LaVerne; he also went to Boise State University where he received his Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction.
Greg started Sheridan Academy after teaching in both private and public schools in Southern California. After moving to Idaho in 1993, he taught at Meridian Middle School and then at Sheridan Academy. He currently teaches classes at the College of Western Idaho in addition to his Director/Instructor role at Sheridan Academy.
Greg enjoys fly-fishing, golfing, reading, camping and boating. Greg and his wife (Kathy) enjoy exercising and cooking together.
Jennifer Sirani, Teacher
Jennifer has been a teacher at Sheridan Academy since May 2001. She grew up near Honesdale, Pennsylvania and received her degree in English and Spanish Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in May of 1998. She taught in Garden Valley, Idaho for three years before coming to Sheridan. In 2008, she earned her master’s degree in counseling from Boise State University.
Jennifer currently lives in Oasis, Idaho with her husband, Chris, stepdaughter, Sabrina, and sons, D.J. and Karsen. The family is active in 4-H raising sheep and chickens and doing small engine, dutch oven and gardening projects.
Jennifer enjoys cooking and reading and is a member of a local book club. She is also active in her community as a member of her homeowners’ board and as an Oasis Volunteer Firefighter. In addition, Jennifer is active in the Sheridan Academy community not only as a teacher, but also as a host mother to international student and as a Education Liaison to the Board of Directors.
Kevin Kern, Teacher
Kevin was born in Chicago and at the age of 5 moved to Phoenix where he attended school and eventually his family made their way to the Boise area at the age of 15. He attended Borah High School. Kevin graduated from Boise State with a Bachelors of Science (Biology) and attended Lewis & Clark State College where he received his teaching certificate. Kevin worked at Black Canyon High School for four years prior to coming to Sheridan Academy in which he states he is glad that he did.
Currently, Kevin lives in Caldwell with his girlfriend and has 3 children. Kevin recently became a grandfather. Kevin enjoys spending time with his kids when he can. Kevin absolutely loves the outdoors and his passion is hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing and outdoor photography. He also enjoys gardening, drawing and taking long drives to explore the beautiful state that he lives in.