Leighton Mount grew up in Irmo SC and attended Columbia College where she graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She began her teaching career in the preschool setting before coming to East Point in the fall of 2017. She has spent the last 4 years as a third grade teacher and is now very excited to be a part of the first grade team! Leighton is currently pursuing her master's of science in Curriculum and Instruction through Western Governors University and loves being a co-sponsor of East Point's "Girls with Pearls" club and a leader of the faculty/staff's "Sunshine Club."
When she isn't in the classroom you can find Leighton teaching musical theatre and tap at the Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company in Columbia or catch her on stage in a local production.