Mrs. Lesser was born in Chicago but has always had a love for farming.While in college she worked for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and after college became a Kindergarten teacher in Chicago. Agriculture was always part of her lesson plans, from hatching chicks to planting in the spring and everything in between. Every year at graduation the students would talk about what they learned about farming in Kindergarten.
She has attended several National Ag Conferences and has presented at them also. In 2004 she was AITC teacher of the year from Illinois. In 2012 she started working with Cook County Farm Bureau teaching the 4th Grade Field Trip and enjoys sharing Illinois Agriculture with so many classes.