Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (281) 850-0076
Staci Stanfield w Director of Communications

April, 2004



Author and GPISD librarian empowers teens


........ Roger Leslie is an author who hopes to have an impact on the lives of teenagers nationwide, but you may know him for making a big impression on students in our community.

........ A librarian at North Shore Senior High and former teacher and librarian at Galena Park High School, Leslie began publishing his work over 20 years ago. While promoting his most recent book, Success Express for Teens, and Leslie spoke to a group of high school students at Galena Park High School.

........ According to Leslie, this self-esteem building book for middle and high school aged readers took shape while working as a teacher at Galena Park High School.

........ “I really want to empower students with the tools they need to be successful no matter what they pursue in life,” Leslie said.

........ Success Express for Teens is Leslie’s first book exclusively for young adults and is filled with 50 activities to help teens discover their dreams and achieve their goals.

........ “Taking risk often keeps us from pursuing our passions,” Leslie said. “These tips can help students overcome their fears and move forward with their lives. The earlier they realize what they want out of life, the better.”

 ........ Success Express for Teens is available at GPISD’s middle and high school libraries and counseling offices.

........ Leslie’s other works include articles for various journals, professional books for librarians, a novel, a biography and a historical account of the City of Galena Park. He also conducts writing workshops and self-esteem building seminars.

........ Additionally, his writings and teachings have earned him awards from writing organizations, school districts, Chambers of Commerce, state universities and national education groups. To learn more about Leslie or his work, log onto


LIBRARIAN EMPOWERS TEENS. From left, Roger Leslie, author and NSSH librarian, talked with Galena Park High School freshmen Savannah Oliver, Karlee Grinder and Sergio Gonzalez about issues facing high school teenagers. Leslie conducts self-esteem building workshops and has published various books, including Success Express for Teens.