Deer Lakes

School District

Leslie Crist


My name is Leslie Crist.  I am a first-grade teacher at Curtisville Primary Center.  I have taught at Deer Lakes since 1991.
I believe all children should be provided a safe environment in which to grow educationally, emotionally, and socially.  My goal is to help children reach their fullest potential.
I am married with twin daughters and a dog.  I enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, and balloon twisting.


The curriculum, developed by the school district, will be used to deliver instruction in language arts, math, science, and social studies.  The grading system is outlined in the student handbook.  Please refer to the nightly home note regarding daily homework assignments.

Weekly Newsletter

Leslie Crist
1st Grade Teacher
Curtisville Primary Center 
1715 Saxonburg Boulevard
Tarentum, PA 15084
Phone: (724) 265-5340
Ext. 5106

Office Hours:

School Hours: 8:30-3:45
I can be reached by leaving a message, email, or a note in your child's folder. 

Joined Deer Lakes:

I was hired by Deer Lakes in 1991.


Bachelor of Science Elementary and Special Education,
Slippery Rock University
Master of Education with a Reading Specialist Degree,
Slippery Rock University