Leah


About Leah

Leah and her husband, Kevin Purcell, live in Albany. They have two grown daughters that were raised at Albany UU. Leah has served as DRE at Albany UU since 2007; before that she worked in both private and public schools. She served as Chair of the Seaway Chapter of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and now serves on the LREDA Board.


RE Job Descriptions

RE Job Descriptions Adopted from Rev. Dr. Elizabeth M. Strong, Minister of Religious Education   Lead Volunteer The person who, in rotation with other teachers, is responsible for the preparation and execution of the weekly lesson; preparation takes about 1-2 hours for each session. With a team of 4, each […]


RE Calendar Fall 2017-18

September 10          Multigenerational Service – Homecoming – Water Service – Childcare for infants and toddlers 17          Regular Session -First Day of Sunday School 24          Regular Session October                              1            Family Chapel Day (Pre-K through 6th grade) Follow up activities for Family Chapel – […]


May 7 Teach In

On May 7, our congregation will respond to the call by the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists to disrupt business as usual to participate in an Association wide teach-in and assessment of where we are in our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression in our society and our congregations. The […]

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Proactive techniques of behavior management

Realizing everyone has needs, we can look at techniques developed for children with special needs to use in our classrooms for any child.   Based on Sally Patton’s book Welcoming Children With Special Needs, A Guidebook for Faith Communities.   Teaching the anxious child All children experience anxiety sometimes. Some are […]