National Council of La Raza - Director
Margaret R. (Peggy) McLeod, Ed.D. serves as Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in Washington, DC. 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 has 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. She 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 was a member of the National Board of Education Sciences from 2010 to 2015. Dr. McLeod holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Puerto Rico, an M.A. in Special Education from New York University, and an Ed.D. in Bilingual Special Education Leadership from the George Washington University.