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Mrs. Mary Ann McLeod
Mrs. McLeod began teaching at Sequatchie County High School in October 2012. She teaches American and World history at SCHS and is also the faculty advisor of the History Club. She also teaches Personal Finance, on occasion. After living four years in Australia, Mrs. McLeod is happy to be back in her home state of Tennessee, living in a family home, and teaching the youth of Sequatchie County. Although she did not grow up in Dunlap, her roots in the town and Valley run deep. Her grandparents and great-grandparents were from here, and she spent her summers visiting cousins, her grandparents in Pikeville, and the family farm on East Valley Road.
In 1985, Mrs. McLeod graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee. She went on to attend Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in 1989. Afterwards, she attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her Master's in American history. In 2002, Mrs. McLeod received her Ph.D. in Intellectual and Cultural American history, specializing in the emergence of the social sciences at the turn of the last century and cultural conflict in the 1920s.
Before teaching at SCHS, Mrs. McLeod "retired" from her position as an assistant professor of American history at Moberly Area Community College to become a stay-at-home mother in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. While at Moberly Area Community College, she taught as a visiting professor at Canterbury Christ Church University in England. While in graduate school, working on her doctorate, Mrs. McLeod also taught part-time at numerous universities and colleges, including Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, William Woods University, and Stephens College. She also worked for a brief period at the Atlanta History Center. While Mrs. McLeod enjoyed teaching at the college level, she prefers teaching high school. Teaching high school allows her to get to know the students better and watch with pride their intellectual and social development. If you would like to know more about her academic career, please click on the link to her Curriculum Vitae, located in "Helpful Resources." Mrs. McLeod is currently working on an autobiographical/historical book about her time in Australia.
Mrs. McLeod has two young boys, William and John, who attend Sequatchie County Middle School and Griffith Elementary. They also have a rambunctious and quite large Labradoodle, Gunner.