Dr. Kimberly Glazier Leonte graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a B.A. in clinical psychology and worked as a residential counselor at McLean Hospital (a Harvard Medical School affiliate) in the obsessive-compulsive disorder unit. Later, while earning my masters and PhD, I held numerous part-time jobs and externship positions. Being able to work with different populations (e.g., anxiety, depression, OCD, learning disorders, substance use) and age ranges (young children through older adults) were invaluable experiences. Over the years, she began thinking more and more about how great it would be to target these issues before they even start! Professor Peaches was born from this vision; instilling positive communication skills within children from their formative years will enhance their ability to overcome obstacles and be successful in life.
As the co-founder and CEO of Professor Peaches, an extracurricular course in which parents can enroll their elementary-school-age children to learn proven, life-long, effective communication skills; graduates of the Professor Peaches program find themselves more articulate, even at their young age, and are better able to express themselves, get along with others, and successfully reach their goals as they grow up.