Mark Ledyard

Phone: 903-262-2695


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History, Minor in Social Studies Social Studies Composite Certification

Mark Ledyard

Classroom - A128

1st - AP Economics
2nd - AP Economics
3rd - PLC
4th - Lunch
5th - World Geography
6th - World Geography
7th - World Geography
8th - World Geography


Tutorial Schedule - M-F 4:00-4:45

Background - This is my 10th year at Robert E. Lee High School.  I have taught World History, and currently, Economics and World Geography.  I graduated in 2008 from UT-Tyler with a degree in History.  I received my certification through Region VII.  Before I started teaching, I held many different jobs.  I worked on a ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, built houses in Kilgore, drove a delivery truck in Tyler, did apartment maintenance, painted houses, worked in an office, and several side jobs.  Through my diverse work experience, I have gained a wide range of knowledge and skills that are valuable in the classroom.  In my free time, I like to hunt, fly fish, camp, and do pretty much anything outdoors.  I also like to fix cars, build stuff out of wood, and do home improvement projects.  But I don't have any free time, because I have three children, all girls, who keep me busy when I'm not at school.  I am blessed with a beautiful and loving wife as well.   

Educational Philosophy - Philosophy means a love of wisdom.  The word educate is Latin, meaning to "lead out".  Therefore, as a teacher, my aim is to be the best leader I can be, so that my students can achieve at their maximum capacity.  General George S. Patton said that a good leader does what he asks others to do.  So being a good teacher means partnering with my students in this phase of their journey.  We will talk about academic things, but we will also learn about ourselves along the way.  My overarching theme in my teaching is a quote from the movie "Gladiator", in which Maximus tells his soldiers that "what we do in life echoes in eternity."  I believe that what I do in the classroom, and the students that come and go, have eternaal consequences.