Leah Moore

Cornell University – B.S.
University of Pennsylvania – M.S.

Professional focus: At Webb, I teach in the Humanities Department, coach JV Girls Basketball and Track and Field, and advise a lovely group of students. As a literature/art nerd, I’m deeply interested in exploring the ways humanities reflect and recreate the world(s) we are living in. I’ve been particularly interested in exploring questions of movement, mobility, time, and identity through various texts.

Scholarly or professional activities: I received my B.S. with distinction in Human Development with Minors in English and Inequality Studies from Cornell University. I also hold an M.S. in Education through University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency program (ISTR). I am also a member of UPenn ISTR’s equity committee.

Years as an educator: 4

Grew up: New York City!

Live on campus: Right next to Centennial Field

Favorite spot at Webb: The fountain between Jackson Library and the Admissions building

Favorite music or musician: Some folks I really love are Radiohead, Florist, Big Thief, Frank Ocean, the Beatles, CSN, Rihanna, etc., etc., etc.

Favorite book or author: Today, my favorite author is Toni Morrison. I also really love folks such as Helena María Viramontes, Carson McCullers, Lucille Clifton, Ocean Vuong, Ralph Ellison, Ruth Ozeki, and Akwaeke Emezi.

Favorite TV show or movie: Paris, Texas, Moonlight, Gilmore Girls, The Wire, Grey’s Anatomy, The OA, and The Walking Dead

Saturday routine: Ideally: A nice long run, followed by a good meal somewhere with friends, walking my puppy various places, catching a movie (or two), and closing out the night with a good book.