Leslie Gaar

Leslie Gaar is an educational consultant, mother of three, former teacher and writer who lives in Texas.

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A student helps block the classroom door with furniture during a mock lockdown drill at Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Tex., in 2013. (Photo: Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times/AP) Views
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The ‘Viscerally Terrifying’ Lockdown a Mom Experienced in a Classroom of 4-Year-Olds: ‘I’d Never Witnessed the Real Thing. And, Oh God, This Was the Real Thing.'
Leslie Gaar is an educational consultant, mother of three, former teacher and writer who lives in Texas. She was recently at a school coaching a prekindergarten teacher on how to meet district goals when a lockdown was called. It wasn’t a drill. “Why are your eyes red?” The big black eyes looked...
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