Leah Curry-Rood was the director of one of the first Head Start programs in the Appalachian region of the United States. She spent many years developing training programs for Head Start staff, as a state and regional training coordinator. Co-founder of Gryphon House, publisher of quality resources for early childhood teachers, Leah was the co-president and director of sales of the company. She retired in 2008.
Leah Curry-Rood lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.