Kim Leegan

Social Studies Teacher

Let me introduce myself:

I am a graduate of Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT and Seton Hall Law School. I was admitted to the NJ State Bar in 1995 and practiced law full time until 2007, when I earned my teaching certificate from the NJ Department of Education. This is my 12th year teaching social studies and my sixth year at Westfield High School. I am a strong proponent of inquiry and project based learning and challenge all of my students to become active global citizens. I am the 2016 co-recipient of the James Becker Award for Global Understanding and the recipient of the 2016 Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award, both granted by the National Council for the Social Studies. I live in Fanwood with my husband Michael and our two children, Michael and Cara.

Contact Information:


  • Humanities
  • Intro to Law
  • Mock Trial

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