Leigh Phillips Rustom, Director of Development
Leigh joined BRYC in June 2017 and wears two big, diverse hats as director of development. First, she helps drive BRYC’s fundraising efforts, managing grant writing and donor relations. Second, Leigh oversees BRYC’s ACT curriculum and is our chief instructional coach.
A Sulphur, Louisiana, native and first-generation college graduate of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, Leigh joined Teach For America-South Louisiana in 2013 to teach fifth grade English language arts and social studies in Ascension Parish before becoming a founding team member at Baton Rouge College Prep. During her time at BRCP, Leigh completed the Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principals Academy Fellowship.
Leigh served on Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Women‘s Advancement Commission, has volunteered as a college mentor at BRYC, and was a member of New Schools for Baton Rouge’s inaugural CHANGEMAKERS class. Her passions include her rescue dogs, Pippa and Gertrude, and all things LSU.