Leon Spencer is a graduate of Kennett High School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Muskingum College (University) in New Concord, Ohio and attended Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey for graduate coursework in choral conducting, Renaissance music and vocal pedagogy. He was a public school music teacher and church music director in central Ohio and served on the boards for the Council of Boy Scouts, Big Brothers and Kiwanis Club, all in Licking County.
Spencer returned to Chester County in 1991 and soon became a member of the board for the Kennett Consolidated School District where he served as vice president and was president of the board for the Chester County Intermediate Unit. He was supervisor for the Chester County Head Start program He was also the mayor of the Borough of Kennett Square from 1999 to 2010.
Currently, he is the School To Careers Specialist for the Technical College High School, Pennock’s Bridge campus in West Grove. As well, he is vice president of the Kennett Square Borough Council, vice president of the Chester County School Authority (CSSA) and a member of the boards for the Chester County Regional Educational Service (CCRES), the Kennett Boys Choir and Kendal/Crosslands Communities.
A co-founder of Pro Musica Studio (1995), he is a vocal instructor and an active performing musician. In addition to being a solo performer, he is bassist/vocalist for the ensemble known as SydeTwo and is lead vocalist for the R&B band Goodfoot (www.gigmasters.com/coverband/Goodfoot).