It was the ultimate surprise Tuesday afternoon for one teacher at the Rockport Learning Center.

Martha McLeod was surprised at a special assembly where it was announced that she would be inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

McLeod is a 20-year veteran of teaching.

"It was shocking," McLeod said. "I'm a very blessed person, is all I can say."

In June, McLeod will join four other teachers from around the country for a series of recognition events in Emporia, Kansas, the home of the National Teachers Hall of Fame.