Karen Macleod is a 5th grade dual-language teacher at T.A. Sims Elementary, Fort-Worth Title One Priority School and part of the Fort-Worth ISD RISE (Redesign to Increase School Excellence) Initiative. Karen also serves as a Mentor Teacher, and her students and those of the teachers she mentors obtained the highest state test scores in the school. Additionally, Karen secured sponsors and volunteers to start the Good News Club at her school through the Child Evangelism Fellowship and co-led the Running Club and Girl Scouts. Karen wants to lead students and teachers to success at an urban school and develop a transformation model that can be applied to other schools.