North Junior Emma Gibney Receives 2015 Shepperd Institute Trailblazer Award

McKinney, Texas - It has been observed that when all is said and done, there is often more said than done. But, for Emma Gibney leadership starts with action that inspires others.   

“I strive to lead by example,” said Gibney, a junior at McKinney North High School. “Ferdinand Foch said, ‘The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.’ I think having passion and love for what you do is the most important aspect in leading others.”

Cockrill Middle School selected as a Texas School to Watch

McKinney, Texas - Cockrill Middle School has been chosen as a Texas School to Watch® by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, an organization that identifies U.S. schools that are moving effectively toward achieving the Forum’s criteria for high performance.

MISD Offers Spring Parent Education Classes

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to announce that the district is offering spring semester sessions of its free Practical Parent Education classes. The classes will be held at Wolford Elementary, Vega Elementary and Burks Elementary and will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SAT Blitz Camp Coming on Jan. 21 & 22

McKinney, Texas - On January 21 and 22, McKinney ISD will offer its third preparatory “Blitz Camp” of 2014 – 2015 to help high school seniors gear up for that annual rite of passage—the SAT college entrance exam.

MISD Hires New Assistant Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer

McKinney, Texas - The new year brings a new face to a top McKinney ISD administrative position. The district has hired Tamira Griffin as its new assistant superintendent and chief human resources officer. Griffin is a top-notch administrator who has spent the last 14 years as chief human resources officer for Plano ISD. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the decision to bring Griffin aboard at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

MISD Names Principals for Glen Oaks and McNeil Elementary

The new year brings fresh opportunities for two talented MISD assistant principals.

Gilliam Chosen to Lead Malvern Elementary

McKinney, Texas - Veteran Glen Oaks Elementary principal Rhonda Gilliam will begin a new chapter in her service to McKinney ISD later this month when she steps into her new role as principal of Malvern Elementary.

Rick McDaniel named Lone Finalist for Superintendent of McKinney ISD

McKinney, Texas - Rick McDaniel, former principal of McKinney Boyd High School and current Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, has been chosen as the lone finalist for Superintendent of McKinney ISD by the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees. The decision was approved at the Board’s regular Work Study meeting Tuesday night.
 
The Board launched its search for a new superintendent in September when Dr. J.D. Kennedy, who has served as superintendent for the past five years, announced his plan to retire at the end of December. After considering a number of candidates, the Board found Kennedy’s successor among the leadership already in place in McKinney ISD.

Dr. Amber Epperson Named Principal of Cockrill Middle School

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to announce that Dr. Amber Epperson has been chosen as the new principal of Cockrill Middle School. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the decision at their regular monthly Board Meeting Tuesday night. Epperson, who currently serves as principal of Malvern Elementary, is a seasoned administrator who has been called upon to lead several campuses during her 11 years of service in the District.

MISD Partner Raytheon Receives 2014 Employer for Education Excellence Gold Award from SBOE

McKinney, Texas - The State Board of Education (SBOE) recently named Raytheon among 10 Texas businesses chosen as 2014 “Employers for Education Excellence” (EEE) in recognition of their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools. Raytheon earned Gold recognition, the highest honor awarded in the EEE program for its role as a long-time partner of McKinney ISD.