Leigh is an alumna of Vanderbilt University, having received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Mathematics (1989). After teaching high school and college math for several years in the greater Nashville area, she earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (1998) at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where she also completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency (1999). She served as dentist to the in-patient population at Central State Hospital, ultimately opting to work from home as a freelance writer in order to spend more time with her young children.
Following her kids to Highlands Latin School in 2009, Leigh returned to the classroom. In addition to teaching algebra and geometry, she found an opportunity to develop and expand the initiatives of the HLS college counseling office. In doing so, she discovered the particular work she finds both exhilarating and fascinating--working with students to identify and pursue their post-secondary objectives.
Leigh draws daily collaboration, support, and inspiration from fellow college admissions professionals, both locally and across the country. She completed the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions in the summer of 2011 and prioritizes frequent professional development and campus visits. She is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (as well as its regional affiliate) and is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. In late 2016, Leigh joined Denise Park Parsons and Scott Prince in founding the highly collaborative Consortium of Louisville Independent College Counselors
Leigh spends most of her free time with her husband, Robert, and her children--Bob (19), Mac (18), and Jane (15).
"I think the most important thing you taught me all year is that you shouldn't pick a school based on name, because it's not where you go, but, rather, what you do....You pushed me to take challenges head on, like my research in California....Your advice on essays made me a much better writer and thinker....I really don't think I can tolerate writing a bad essay ever again!"
— Z.G., University of South Carolina
"You came into my life at the perfect time and have truly been a blessing. I don't know where I would be without you!"
—C.J., Hanover College
“ Dr. Moore has been a valuable asset to our son Sam during the college selection process. Her teaching experience provides a strong background for understanding the ACT process and results. She has assisted in evaluating his future field of study, and has helped us understand and navigate through the NCAA recruitment process. We highly recommend her services for college admissions.”
— Parents of S.M. Western Kentucky University
"Your confidence in me has been so uplifting and encouraging, and has made the year very hopeful."
—H.S. University of Louisville