Principal's "About Me"

Mr. Leach

I am a native of western Pennsylvania, growing up in a large family as the fourth of five siblings. ​I attended high school in a small town ​and participated in several clubs and ​played multiple ​sports. I continued ​my education at Juniata College, where ​I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Unified Elementary and Special Education while also playing collegiate football.

Upon graduation, ​I relocated to Virginia and started my teaching career as a 5th grade teacher.  I was then asked to dust off my special education license and move to the high school level where ​I worked as a collaborative and self-contained special education teacher.  During my tenure there, I became the department chair for special education and also served as an assistant football coach and assistant athletic director.  

After teaching for several years, I went back to school and earned my Masters of Education degree from The College of William & Mary in Administration and Supervision.  For the past seven years, ​I have ​served as a high school assistant principal in both Williamsburg-James City County (4 years) and York County School Division (3 years).


​I am happily married to an elementary school teacher and have two boys, ages 6 and 4, along with two dogs at home.

I am thrilled to lead West Point Middle School and be a team member of the number one school division in the state.