A high school German and ESL teacher from Austin, Texas...

Leslie Decker

Students: Viel Gl├╝ck Frau Decker!

I'm Leslie Decker, I teach at Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas, and I teach German and ESL.

What made you choose teaching as a career?
Long story. Um, I just, uh... I like languages, and I figured that was an option, and I thought I would give it a try. I went to Europe to teach and to see if I liked it. And, it seemed--I seemed to be good at it, so... stuck with it. That was about it. [Laughs]

How did your students react when they found out you made it on Jeopardy!?
Oh, they were super excited. They were really excited about it. "Oh, you gonna bring us..." [Rolls eyes] Yeah, of course, they want me--"Now you gonna take us to Germany, Miss--? Now you gonna take us to Germany?" No. Anyway... [Laughs] No. It's all... They were super excited, so...

What do you hope your students learn from watching you on Jeopardy!?
The teacher's absolutely awesome. [Laughs] As I tell them all the time, they just don't believe it.

Tune in! You might learn a thing or two!

"She taught English to Europeans. Now she teaches German to Americans. From Austin, Texas, please willkommen..."

2012-A Teachers Tournament wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.

Leslie teaches at Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas.

Leslie appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6319, aired 2012-02-23 Nate Rice vs. Brooks Humphreys vs. Leslie Decker 2012-A Teachers Tournament semifinal game 2.
#6317, aired 2012-02-21 Leslie Decker vs. Justin Hofstetter vs. Pian Wong 2012-A Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 5.

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