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Mr. Leighton


My name is Cory Leighton and I am a member of the Student Support Services team. I am proud to be a founding member of Sage Creek where I have served as Student Support Services department chair and as athletic director. I began my career as a Special Education teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where I also taught Algebra and Economics and served on the Advisory Committee. My true entry into the world of Education took place on the soccer field. I have had the opportunity to coach some great teams at the high school and club level. I am looking forward to another great year at Sage Creek! Go BOBCATS!


  • Ed. Specialist, Sage Creek High School, 2019 - present

  • Athletic Director, Sage Creek High School, 2014 - 2019

  • Student Support Services Department Chair, Sage Creek High School, Carlsbad, 2012 - 2014

  • Special Education Specialist/Case Manager, Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, 20011 - Present

  • Special Education Department Chair/Advisor, EBC High School, Brooklyn, NY, 2009-2011

  • Graduate Assistant, San Diego State University,  San Diego, 2007-2008

  • Resident AdvisorSan Diego State University, San Diego, 2005-2006


 •  Ed.D., Education Leadership, UCSD/CSUSM, 2012- In Progress

•  M.S. Education, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, 2009 - 2011

•  Graduate Work in Sociology, San Diego State, San Diego, 2007-2008

•  B.A. Sociology, San Diego State University,  San Diego, 2005-2007

•  Studied Sociology, Cal State University Fullerton,  Fullerton, 2003-2005