Teacher of the Year Miles Macleod Selected as North Central Region Finalist

— December 2016

The celebration continues for Heritage High School teacher Miles Macleod.

This May, he was named the 2016-17 Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year. On December 14, he moved up in the ranks to become the North Central Region Teacher of the Year. Macleod, who received the news during a surprise announcement at a schoolwide assembly, will now compete against eight other finalists for the statewide title.

Miles Macleod

“Miles is an outstanding educator. His enthusiasm and dedication set high standards for others in the profession,” said Superintendent Jim Merrill. “He is admired and respected among colleagues, parents, students and members of our community. He represents our school district and our region well.”

This is Macleod’s seventh year teaching English and Global Studies at Heritage High School. He also taught English as a Foreign Language to middle school students in South Korea earlier in his career.

Project Wisdom is one of Macleod’s many projects at Heritage and in the surrounding community. The unique service learning program includes an after-school club, travel program and elective course. Macleod and 13 students traveled to Ghana last year as a part of the program. In just two years, Project Wisdom has grown from five students to 120 students and is now a registered non-profit.

Macleod holds a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Salisbury University in Maryland and is completing a master’s degree in 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Wilkes University.

The North Central Region is made up of 16 school districts. The selection of North Carolina’s nine regional teachers of the year is managed by teams of Regional Education Facilitators. It includes a class visit, candidate interviews and interviews with parents, colleagues and members of the school community.

The statewide Teacher of the Year winner will be named during a ceremony Thursday, April 6, in Cary.