Tammy Leonard was born and raised in Modesto, California. After graduating high school, she married a Navy man and moved around the world for 25 years ending up in Dallas, Texas. She maintains ownership of a café in San Pedro, Belize to this day. During that time of travel, Tammy received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. Tammy has been a registrar and involved in education since 1999. She has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren and enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, water activities and spending time with her grandkids.
As well as serving as the Director of Registration and Student Records for Dallas Institute, Tammy is the Veteran Administration (VA) Official, School Certifying Official and Military POC, the bursar, a Notary Public and earned her Certified Crematory Operator Certificate in 2018.