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.
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 eventually 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. More recently, 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 the 2016-17 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