• College Success/Compass

Leslie Thatcher

Director, Program Development and Strategy, Perkins Transition Center

Graduate Status

Ed. M


Bringing 35+ years of experience to the Transition Center, Leslie presents nationally about college and career readiness for students with visual impairments, including keys to developing stronger technology skills earlier, executive functioning skills, and literacy. She also consults with college-bound young adults as an independent educational consultant and executive functioning coach.

Throughout her career, Leslie has worked to create opportunities for student growth and independence, both academically and personally. Her professional and leadership experience includes admissions, program development and student life in independent schools, including residential parenting at Worcester Academy and Cushing Academy, and as a college counselor at Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall. Additionally, she served as Associate Dean of Admission for Lewis & Clark College.

Leslie has a master’s in education with a focus on adolescent development and higher education administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College.