LeClair, Laurie


Assistant to the Dean of Students

BA, English, Keene State College
AA, Liberal Arts, Dean Jr. College

I am a Monadnock region native. I live in Peterborough with my husband, Adam and son, Taylor (11). I have worked for many years in Marketing and Customer Service. I enjoy travelling and reading. I don't have the opportunity to do either, as much as I would like. I am excited to be working at Dublin School, and I look forward to having a long future here.

What book has made you think the most? When I was a freshman in college, one of the first assignments I had was to study the poem by Jenny Joseph, "When I am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple". I was inspired by this poem for many reasons, the main one being that it is chock-full of life lessons. Secondly, I was touched by this piece of writing, which was written by a woman who was born in the 1930's, it was published ten years before I was born, yet I felt a connection to it, and that blew my mind. So, because this question is about a book...based on how I felt about this poem, I read the book by the same name (edited by Sandra Haldeman Martz), which was a collection of stories and poems, full of sadness and hope, ups and downs, a collection of writings about true life and with that I began to think about my life and the lives of those who touch mine, in a different perspective. Overall, I think this book guided me in growing up and finding my way.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? Since I am new I reserve the right to change my mind, but at this time the center of the Quad is my favorite place on campus. I like it because it is a great spot to take in the campus and gain perspective on the beautiful New England area that we live in.

I am most happy when...  when I am with my family.

If I had a free afternoon I would... I would go to a city and wader thorough shops, museums, and galleries.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? My favorite outdoor activity is downhill skiing. I learned to ski when I was four years old and I began teaching my son Taylor at the same age. Now, I find it hard to keep up with him.