Meet Mr. LeClair - Mr. RJ LeClair, grade 6 teacher


                           Meet Mr. LeClair

    I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in September, but before then I wanted to let you know a little about me.  This will be my twelfth year in Gates Chili and my fifth at the Middle School.  I started out teaching 4th grade at Paul Road School and then moved to 3rd grade for 7 years.  I have taught in the Middle School now for five years and have been very fortunate to work with great people and even better students.  The Middle School is certainly where I belong. 

    I have been married eleven years now and my wife, Maria and I have two children, Grace is 8 and Luke is 4.  Grace is a third grader at St. Pius School and Luke is in Pre-School at St. Jude’s.  Grace is a very bright student who loves to read and write.  Her favorite activity is swinging on our swing set.  Luke is what my wife and I like to call, “All Boy.”  He loves Star Wars, Lightening McQueen, baseball, and football.  Luke had already finished Super Mario Bros. by himself, by the time he had turned 4.  My family is by far, the most important thing in my life.

    As for me personally, I really enjoy working out, football, video games, and movies.  I went to SUNY Brockport for my Undergraduate Degree and then attended Roberts Wesleyan College for my Masters Degree.  I am a gymnastics coach at Bright Raven and am a tumbling coach for cheerleaders.  I really enjoy teaching kids how to do things, which they normally wouldn’t be able to do.  Coaching has made me a better and teacher and teaching has made me a better coach. I look forward to seeing you all on the first day of school.