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Susan McAleer (Ms. Mac)

Freshman Foundations

Welcome to Freshman Foundations

My name is Susan McAleer, the students call me Ms. Mac/Momma Mac. I am a Boston girl who is lucky enough to be teaching here at the destination school Leesburg High.  I have the very strong belief there as NO throwaway students~! Every child has amazing potential and it is my job to help each student discover theirs. 


All students can learn and each day I will do my best to create the conditions to help you achieve and succeed. I believe that all we do as teachers should be guided by what is best for student's welfare, growth, and future. 

A non-threatening classroom climate is essential for all students to have the opportunity to learn.  I have a “zero tolerance” policy for behavior that is demeaning, threatening, or disrespectful to any student or myself.


Additionally, I know that you face challenges that people my age did not.  Today school is more demanding because the marketplace demands more from you, athletic teams are more competitive, college entrance requirements are higher, and the temptations that you face out of school are certainly more dangerous than the ones I faced.  That said, by working together you will make progress towards reaching your life goals.

YOU are the reason that I teach.  It is the relationships that we will develop that makes my job rewarding.