Dr. Christine LeBlanc's educational background includes a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and a M.Ed. and B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. She serves as an assistant professor of Education at Columbia College and Chair of the Early Childhood program. She enjoys teaching a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate classes in early childhood, literacy, women leadership, social justice, divergent learning, and educational administration. Prior to joining the Columbia College faculty in 2017, she worked in Richland County School District One in various roles including most recently as an elementary school principal. She also served as the district's Early Childhood Coordinator, Title I Consultant, Curriculum Resource Teacher, and classroom teacher. Dr. LeBlanc serves on the board of Richland County First Steps. One of her proudest moments was being recognized by the Columbia College student body as the 2019-2020 Student Choice Faculty Award Recipient. Her favorite thing about Columbia College is the wonderful students who inspire her with their enthusiasm and aspirations.