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Mrs. Berends

Hello, my name is Leslie Berends.  I have been teaching at Jasper High School since the first year the school opened in 1996.  Jasper is my home away from home.  I have taught a wide variety of social studies subjects over the years, but I am currently the Team Leader of World History, and I teach AP World History and Honors World History.  I was born and raised in Plano, and I graduated from Plano Senior High School.  I received my Bachelor of Arts in both History and Political Science from Stephen F. Austin State University and my Masters in Secondary Education and History from the University of North Texas.  I have two children, Allie, who is a senior at Plano West Senior High School this year, and Tony, who is a 9th grader here at Jasper High School.  I am also a dog lover and dog mom to my three fur babies, Rain, Ruby, and Reagan.


  • 1st-period AP World History

    2nd-period CONNECT

    3rd-period Conference 

    4th-period AP World History

    5th-period Honors World History 

    6th-period Honors World History

    7th-period Honors World History

    8th-period Honors World History 

  • Afternoon tutorials Wednesday from 4:15 - 4:45 pm by appointment 

    Morning tutorials Thursdays from 8:15 - 8:45 am by appointment