Greetings, my name is Chris McLeod. As Assistant Principal at Union Grove Middle School, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our outstanding students and staff, and the parents who make up this community. The 2017-18 school year will be the start of my 3rd school year at UGMS.
After high school, I attended Gordon College and obtained an Associate's Degree in Business Administration. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration - Management from California State University, San Bernardino. I also have a Master's degree from Valdosta State University, with a major in Special Education General Curriculum. I obtained my Specialist in Education degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University.
Before becoming an educator, I worked in the private sector as a Transportation/Logistics Manager, Purchasing Manager and an Operations Manager. My work in the private sector has added to my role as an educational leader and I am thankful for the experience.
Before UGMS, I was at Hampton Middle School from 2009-2015, where I served as a teacher of Math, Social Studies, Connections Math Enrichment and Reading Enrichment as well as Career Awareness. During my time at HMS, I also spent time in various leadership roles such as grade level chairperson, PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) Coach, Students with Disabilities/ELL Focus Team chairperson, Tier IV (Exceptional Student Education) department chairperson, and TAPP teacher mentor. I was also an assistant football coach. Before coming to Union Grove, I served as the Personalized Learning Coach at HMS supporting and training teachers as they worked to implement personalized learning.
As Assistant Principal, I believe my role is to be more than
just an administrator, but also a positive role model in the lives of young
people. Daily, I strive to ensure that our students are treated with fairness; while still holding them accountable. I want the best for them, because they will become our next educators, mentors, coaches, managers, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc.
I am very excited for this school year at Union Grove Middle School as we all work together to ensure the success of our students.
Mr. Chris McLeod, Ed.S.
Union Grove Middle School