Mrs. McKay

Phone: 919.934.8979


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Child Study, Birth-Grade 6 M.S.A Student @ ECU Part-Time Administrative Intern

Mrs. McKay

Welcome to SSE!! I hope you all are enjoying our 1st month back at school!

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 It is great to work with children and be able to watch them learn and grow! I have been teaching at South Smithfield Elementary since January of 2015. I work in the Pre-K classroom, but love spending time getting to know ALL of our dynamic dolphins! I truly enjoy growing our school in Relationships, Relevance, and Innovation to be the best we can be! Have a DYNAMIC DAY!!

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Click here to lean more about our Preschool Curriculum


Important information about our DYNAMIC School....

Mission: South Smithfield Elementary School empowers students to reach their highest potential in the classroom and in the world by:

  • building relationships with others
  • acquiring knowledge through inquiry
  • making a positive contribution to society
  • being internationally-minded and
  • embracing diversity

Vision: South Smithfield Elementary School students will be prepared and inspired to make the world a better place.

Shared Beliefs:

  • We BELIEVE students are THE top priority – safety, success, and overall well-being
  • We BELIEVE all stakeholders are valued and respected
  • We BELIEVE commitment to professional growth and development is required
  • We BELIEVE continuous analysis is necessary to ensure SSE processes are benefiting student  achievement and growth
  • We BELIEVE parental involvement and engagement should be encouraged regardless of language or socio-economic status
  • We BELIEVE transparency is essential at all levels
  • We BELIEVE establishing relationships, providing relevant learning opportunities and  using innovative teaching techniques
  • We BELIEVE in personalized learning
  • We BELIEVE we are DYNAMIC!

  •    Our Class Schedule





    9:05- 9:25

    Morning Meeting/Circle




    Clean Up & Wash hands



    11:15- 11:45


    11:45- 12:15


    12:15- 12:30

    Potty & Wash hands



    2:00- 2:15

    Potty & Wash hands

    2:15- 2:35


    2:35- 3:05


    3:05- 3:25

    Music & Movement


    Closing Circles

    3:45- 3:55

    Pack up/Car pick up



JCPS Announcements

  • Board of Education Meeting set for July 14

    The Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 4p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, only the board members will be allowed in the boardroom. However, the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online at

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  • High School Graduation Ceremony Update

    Based on guidance from the Johnston County Health Department and taking into consideration the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county in recent weeks, the original plan to host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies will not be possible....

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  • JCPS delays summer athletic workouts until further notice

    THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020
    After careful review of the current trends regarding COVID-19, Johnston County Public Schools will delay voluntary workouts for high school fall sports athletic teams until at least July 20...

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  • JCPS considering three reopening scenarios for 2020-2021 school year

    Johnston County Public Schools has begun planning three possible reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon recently released documents provided to all school districts...

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