Second grade teacher

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona

Tenure: Fourth year

College: Arizona State University - Bachelors in Arts and Education in Special Education and Elementary Education and a Masters in Early Childhood Education in Curriculum and Instruction


​Dance background: Dance has been a part of my life since I was a young child. I grew up dancing ballet. I cheered for the varsity cheer team and dance company. After graduation, I cheered for Arizona State University’s Spirit Squad. 

What personal accomplishment are you most proud of? Receiving a master’s degree in a field of work I feel so passionately about. 

What does being an AZCC mean to you? First, I believe that it means being an ambassador to our amazing organization. I also believe that it gives me the opportunity to serve as a role model for kids showing them that you can live out ALL of your dreams and you do not have to settle. 

Three words that best describe you: Compassionate, tenacious, and loyal.

What are you looking forward to most this season as a Cardinals Cheerleader? I cannot wait to run out of the tunnel and cheer on the Cardinals to another amazing season.  

What advice would you give your younger self? Take the risk and not be afraid to fail. 

Leidan Mitchell Stylist: Megan H., Chandler Location

Personal motto/Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible’!" - Audrey Hepburn

Favorite memory as a Cardinals Cheerleader: “Teddy Bear Express” when we went to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and gave teddy bears to children that were there. It was such an amazing experience getting to connect with the kids and their families. The conversations and moments I shared with the families will stay close to my heart forever, it was so special.