Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Secondary Education Reading Endorsed ESOL Certified ESE Certified

Mr. McCleery

Hello parents and students!  I look forward to getting to know you this year so let me tell you a little bit about myself.


I have a Bachelors of Science in Education and have been a teacher for the past 15 years.  I am certified in ESE and ESOL education and am reading endorsed.  I started teaching at West Port Middle and moved to Liberty Middle when it opened in 2008. This will be my 16th year of teaching reading, and I love it!


I am married and am a father to 3 boys (ages 20,18, and 16). When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy hiking, camping, and being in the woods.  However, my  favorite pastime reading. I love to read! 


I have loved reading and books since I was old enough to read. Some of my earliest and happiest memories are of my father reading to me.  It is not unusual for me to have several books going at the same time. 


My desire as a teacher is to show you, my students, that reading is not something to be afraid of but to be boldly embraced. Reading skills are essential no matter your future dreams and aspirations so put in the hard work and push yourself to be better. Remember this motto: "For success, attitude is as important as ability".

So work hard and believe in yourself.  I am looking forward to helping you find the joy in reading!