Mrs. Leena Couling

Phone: 757-868-7123


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biological Science with a minor in chemistry M.S. Microbiology, specialization in marine microbiology

Mrs. Leena Couling

Welcome to Science! Im very excited to be teaching your child this year. 

A little bit about me- I will be bringing some amazing real world science experience into your child's classroom. I lived in Hawaii for almost ten years where I was a dolphin/marine mammal trainer,  a crime scene investigator for the Honolulu Police Department, worked for the Cancer Research Center of hawaii, and earned my master's degree in Microbiology. As part of my master's degree, I was lucky enough to travel around the Hawaiian Islands & beyond in my research- and even discovered & described a new species of marine yeast.

Hawaii was a great place for me because I also met & married my Coast Guard husband there. We now have two children- who share their love of the sea with me. We have lived in Maine, Miami, FL (where I was a research lab manager doing brain research), and now Virgina. We love it here, and have been enjoying exploring the area.