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.

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.

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.

School Board Appoints O'Dell to Serve in Place 6

McKinney, Texas -  With a unanimous vote, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees appointed Stephanie O’Dell to fill the vacant Place 6 (At-Large) seat at their monthly Regular Board Meeting Tuesday night. O’Dell has a history of committed volunteer leadership and service in the District as well as the broader McKinney community.

McKinney #1 on Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in America

Up from #2 in 2012, only Texas city in the top 15

McKinney ISD Earns State's Highest Financial Rating for 12th Consecutive Year

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system. This marks the 12th consecutive year McKinney has earned the Schools FIRST Superior Achievement rating and the 11th time during that period that the District has earned a perfect score.

Dr. Melinda DeFelice named MISD Senior Director of College and Career Readiness

McKinney, Texas -  Dr. Melinda DeFelice has been named Senior Director of College and Career Readiness for McKinney ISD. The MISD Board of Trustees approved the decision at their regular monthly Work Study meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Overcoming Obesity: More MISD Healthy Zone Schools for 2014

McKinney, Texas - For 2014, McKinney High School has been named a Healthy Zone School, and Bennett Elementary, Wilmeth Elementary and McNeil Elementary have been added to the list of Healthy Zone In-Training Schools.

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.