McLeod

5th grade Science Lab Instructor and Subject Area Coordinator,
Fulton 4-5 Learning Center, Rockport, TX

Total years as a classroom teacher: 20

Education

West Texas State University Post Graduate Teacher Certification 1991
Texas A&M University B.S. 1989

Teaching Experience

2002-present 5th grade Science Lab Instructor/ Subject Area Coordinator Fulton 4-5 Learning Center
1997-2002 2nd-5th grade Science Lab Instructor Live Oak Elementary
1993-1997 5th-6th grade Science and Social Studies teacher Rockport-Fulton Intermediate

Special Recognition

2012 Top recycling school in Texas in Great American Can Round-Up

2012 Texas Environmental Excellence Award

2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

2011 Texas Academy of Science

2010 Excellence in Teaching State Finalist, HEB Foods, Inc.

2007 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Aransas County ISD

2007 Regional Teacher of the Year, Region 2 Service Center

Mrs. McLeod feels that only when her students attain new knowledge and find it relevant to their own lives does she feel that successful learning has occurred.

Seventy percent of Mrs. McLeod’s students come from poverty, so she wears many hats – mentor, counselor, facilitator, and sometimes mother or father. Because they know that she is a stable guardian in their lives and that she believes in them and values their opinions, they learn to have confidence in themselves, even when society often stereotypes them.

Recent Media:

http://www.kiiitv.com/story/21925036/rockport-teacher-inducted-into-national-teachers-hall-of-fame

Testimonials

“Mrs. McLeod truly is the dedicated, creative, and hard-working teacher that all teachers strive to be. Her passion for teaching creates in our students a passion for learning. She truly loves teaching kids to think for themselves and explore things they do not know.”

Jeremy Saegert, Fulton 4-5 Principal

“Martha McLeod seeks to continually extend learning above and beyond that which is required and to make learning fun and exciting to her young students. Her classroom itself is a miniature museum and lab research station, which delights her students.”

Kimberly Clark, Parent of a Student

“Martha has transformed our school into a nature wonderland, and our students are constantly involved in hands-on learning with the ‘real’ thing. Aransas County ISD is lucky to have a teacher like Martha!”

Jan Weekley, Teaching Colleague