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My name is Leanna Hiraoka and I am very excited to be joining the Highland Academy team as a first year History teacher. I obtained my B.A. degree in History from California State University, Long Beach and then obtained my Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University, School of Law.   I proudly represented the people of Riverside County for 2 years as a Deputy District Attorney and then continued to practice law for another 8 years before deciding to pursue a career as a teacher.  I obtained my teaching credential from California Baptist University and completed my student teaching at Gage Middle School in Riverside.   In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, read a good book, or watch any of my “guilty pleasure” television shows.