I'm Mr. Leeper, a fifth grade teacher at Maroa-Forsyth Grade School. This is my seventh year in education, and it is my second year teaching fifth grade. I have also taught fourth grade and second grade in years past. I was born and raised on our family farm in Decatur, Illinois and attended Sangamon Valley Schools. I graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in History. I received my Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Illinois at Springfield in December 2020.
I live in Decatur with my wife, Lori, and our children, Joshua and Jessa. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, serving in our church, and traveling. Our favorite place to travel is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I am looking forward to another great year at Maroa-Forsyth Grade School! Go Trojans!
"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."