Sparkman Ninth Grade

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Mrs. Leslie Machen

Department: Science 
Courses: CP Biology and Biology
Education: MA - University of Alabama, BS - Athens State University
General Information:

I have been a teacher in the Madison County School System since 1994.  My career started at Madison Cross Roads teaching sixth grade science.  I moved, with the 5th – 8th grade teachers, to the newly created Sparkman Middle School in 1999.  There I taught 6th and 8th grade science.  In 2004, I transferred to Sparkman High School and taught Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Marine Biology, and AP Biology.  For the past three years, I have taught Biology and CP Biology at Sparkman Ninth Grade School.


In 2008, I was recognized as Madison County Schools “Secondary Teacher of the Year” and was named in 2014 as one of the “NMSI Top 10 Teachers”.  I am a graduate of Athens State University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree, along with a Middle School endorsement, in Secondary Education Biology and Psychology.  I received my Master’s Degree in Secondary Education Biology from the University of Alabama. 


I live in Madison with my husband, Greg.  We have a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.  In my spare time, I enjoys spending time with my family and friends, traveling, shopping, gardening, going to the movies and Alabama football games.