MISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy Announces Plan to Retire

McKinney, Texas - Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy announced his plan to retire and tendered his resignation to the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees at their monthly Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday night, effective Dec. 31, 2014. With his resignation, Kennedy concludes five years of superlative leadership as the superintendent of McKinney ISD.

Finch Art Teacher Sara Kingsolver Named Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year

McKinney, Texas -  Finch Elementary School Art Teacher Sara Kingsolver was recognized as the 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year at the Region 10 Teacher of the Year Award Luncheon and Ceremony on August 12.

MISD Officials Join McKinney First Responders at Homeland Security Training

McKinney, Texas -  Earlier this month, representatives from McKinney ISD completed a training program offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala.

Greg Hill, McKinney ISD Director of Safety, Security and Transportation; Julie Blankenship, MISD Director of Health Services; and Karin Klemm, Health and P.E. Coordinator for MISD, took part in training alongside first responders from the City of McKinney Office of Emergency Management—Karen Adkins & Randall Gurney; Fire Department—Tim Mock, Jason Hockett, Chris Lowry and Randi Wiggins; Police Department—Jody Morse, David Rodriguez; and Water, Utilities and Infrastructure Department—Christian Fredriksen.

MISD School Board Officers Named

McKinney, Texas -  The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees named new officers during an annual reorganization of duties at their regular Board meeting Tuesday night. Amy Dankel was named President, Bobby Amick was named Vice-President and Lynn Sperry was named Secretary.

Boyd Government Teacher Randy Bilyeu Selected for C-SPAN Fellowship

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2014) - The C-SPAN Education Foundation has named Randy Bilyeu, a government teacher at McKinney Boyd High School one of three recipients of C-SPAN’s 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program. This highly selective national program is offered to teachers who demonstrate creative use of C-SPAN programming in their teaching.

Janzen and Camp Named MISD Coaches of the Year

McKinney, Texas - A pair of coaches who have transformed their schools’ volleyball programs were recently named the 2013-14 Coaches of the Year by the McKinney Independent School District. Kellie Janzen of Dowell Middle School and McKinney High School’s Jessica Camp were honored at ceremonies at their respective campuses last week.

MISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

McKinney, Texas - For the fifth straight year, McKinney ISD has earned the highest recognition possible from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle and is one of only 54 of Texas’ 1,024 public school districts who have achieved that honor thus far in 2014.

MISD, City of McKinney Team up for Emergency Preparedness

McKinney, Texas - The McKinney Independent School District, in coordination with the City of McKinney’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is participating in America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises.

MISD Offers Additional Practical Parent Education Classes

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to announce that the district has added additional sessions to its schedule of free Practical Parent Education classes. The new classes will be held at Wolford Elementary and will run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Jennifer Peirson Takes the Reins at McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney, Texas -  Dr. Jennifer Peirson has been chosen as the new principal of McKinney Boyd High School, and the decision was approved by the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.