Leslie Aaronson


Girls Build Advisor

Leslie Aaronson is the Girls Build Advisor. In her role, she creates the curriculum for and leads communication with all of the Girls Build teams.

Aaronson joined the LA Promise Fund in 2016 after she transitioned from working as a high school teacher. She was awarded Teacher of the Year by LAUSD for her work as the Lead Teacher and Coordinator of Foshay Learning Center’s Technology Academy. Aaronson sits on the advisory board for CS Ed Week, SciGirls Code, the Computer Science Department of El Camino College, and the California Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC). Prior to teaching, Aaronson was the Production Manager for Blue’s Clues International at Nickelodeon.

Aaronson holds two Career Technical Education Credentials in Information Communication and Technology and Arts, Media, and Entertainment, plus a Single Subject Credential in English and an Administrative Credential. She has a Master’s degree from New York University in Education, Communication, and Technology and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Anthropology.

Aaronson is passionate about equity and access for all in education. Her philosophy for student success is to make it matter, and build student confidence and school community.