Margaret (Peggy) R. McLeod
Margaret (Peggy) R. McLeod, EdD, serves as deputy vice president of education and workforce development at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Dr. McLeod served as executive director of student services in the Alexandria (VA) City Public Schools. She was assistant superintendent for special education in the District of Columbia (DC) Office of the State Superintendent of Education. She also served as state Title III director, director of the office of bilingual education, Title VII coordinator, bilingual program developer, and ESL teacher in DC.
Dr. McLeod also worked at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services from 1995–2001. In her native Puerto Rico, she taught in two Montessori schools and owned a center that provided afterschool services to students with disabilities. She has been a member of the National Board of Education Sciences since 2010.
Dr. McLeod holds a BA degree in economics from the University of Puerto Rico, an MA degree in special education from New York University, and an EdD degree in bilingual special education leadership from the George Washington University.