Welcome to Mr. Mcleod's Class

  • Jack Mcleod


    Physics in the Universe Calendar


    Engineer Your World Calendar




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    phone: 425-385-6151



     My schedule:  
     1st period: 2019-20 tbd
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    Is the world running out of rocks? What do you think?  

    Part of Mr. McLeod's summer adventures: Bushwacking for Conservation


    I am a good listener.
    I will believe in you, support you and encourage you.
    I will be fair, but firm.
    I will work hard to help you learn.

    I expect similar from you:
    • Be a good listener.
    • Support and encourage yourself and others.
    • Work hard.


    About me: 

    I started teaching at Cascade in 1985! Before teaching I majored in geology and worked in Wyoming and Utah doing oil exploration. I have a Masters from U.W. and am a National Board Certified Teacher. My son is in the Navy and my daughter is a graphic designer. My wife is an artist and works at a bookstore.

    I love outdoors, hiking, skiing, and photography. I never thought I'd be a writer but photography led to me to writing a book, The North Cascades Highway, A Roadside Guide to America's Alps. I've helped do research on Pikas (cute!) and Glaciers and these days I'm doing wilderness wildlife monitoring with Conservation Northwest. My camera captured this wolverine last winter.

    I believe learning science should be interesting, challenging (hard), AND fun. Sometimes it's all of those, sometimes it's none. But just like everything in life, the more you put into it, the more you get out.

    One of my favorite quotes back from high school days, is from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils: "...and like my Daddy said, it's in your heart not your head, and you've got to sing, and sing, and sing." We need to think and use our heads, but if we're not connected with our hearts and other people and the wonders of life, we lose the ability to sing (or dance, draw, write, do music or sports or however you express yourself). So however you "sing", do it.