Meet Mrs. Willbanks


Leah Padlo

Mrs. Willbanks, Counselor

Angel Aguilar, staff

Where did you graduate from? High School and College

-Muncie Southside; Ball State for BS; Purdue for MS

Do you sponsor any clubs or coaches? Which ones?


Family (spouse, kids, pets)

-Husband: Bobby; Daughter: Kaitlin (27); Dog: Elphaba (Elphie); Cat: Amaryllis

Why did you become a teacher?

-I became an English teacher because I loved literature and writing; I stayed in education because I love kids.

What do you like most about teaching?

-Watching kids as they become who they’re meant to be

How long have you been teaching and how long at Twin Lakes?

-5 years in the classroom; 32 as a counselor. All at Twin Lakes.

What does your perfect weekend look like?

-A day on the water (pontoon, kayak) with family and friends and Elphie

List of hobbies if any?


Favorite Treats?

-Dark chocolate

Favorite type of music – favorite songs or musicians

-I love sooo many kinds of music and artists.

Any Fun Facts about you?

-I’m a 5-time (and counting!) cancer survivor. I don’t know if that’s fun, but I’m pretty happy about it. đŸ™‚