McDermott, Margot » Mrs. McDermott

Mrs. McDermott

School requirements: 
  • ClassLink: West ISD uses ClassLink as a single sign on solution for students. The URL for ClassLink is https://launchpad.classlink.com/westisd. If a student is unsure of how to access it, please have them contact me, and I’ll be glad to help!
  • Schoology/Classroom: West ISD uses Schoology as a learning management system (LMS) for classes at West Middle and West High School. Students will access it through ClassLink, so no separate login is needed. If a student is unsure of how to access ClassLink, please have them contact me, and I’ll be glad to help!

Teacher background: 

Pharmaceutical companies - I have ten (10) years of experience in Public Health Quality Control (QC - Microbiology) at Pharmaceuticals where I tested pharmaceuticals to verify they were safe for public consumption.  In addition, I have three years working with E. bola virus and correspondence with the NIH (National Institute of Health).

Medical Technologist - I have eight (8.5) years of experience at Baylor Scott & White as a Medical Microbiology & infectious disease (ID) specialist.   There I told doctors what microorganisms (virus, bacterium, parasite, fungi) were making their patients sick.

Teaching:  I chose to become a teacher six years ago to encourage students to go into science careers, especially since there are many behind-the-scenes career choices in industry and medical that remain unknown to High School students. In my 5 years of teaching I have influenced several young students to pursue scientific careers.

I am looking forward to a productive and successful year. I am here to help your child to succeed. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have questions or concerns