Mr. McKay

Phone: 919.934.8979


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Child Study from St. Joseph's College

Mr. McKay

Hello! I love being a teacher and enjoy interacting with every student. I live in Johnston county and have worked for Johnston county since 2014. I am originally from New York, but consider North Carolina my home and consider myself lucky to work for such a great state.  

  • 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!


    Mr. McKay's      
    Time Grade Subject  
    8:15-8:45     Breakfast Duty in Cafeteria
    9:00-9:30 5 Math  
    9:00-9:45 2 Math  
    10:00-10:30 4 Reading  
    10:30-11:00 4 Reading  
    11:00-11:15 4 Social/Emotional  
    11:00-11:45 K Reading  
    11:45-12:05     Lunch
    12:05-12:35 3 Reading  
    12:35-1:05 3 Reading  
    12:40-1:10 5 Writing  
    12:45-1:15 K Math  
    1:10-1:40 5 Reading  
    1:05-1:35 2 Reading  
    1:20-1:35 2 Writing  
    1:35-2:05 2 Reading  
    1:50-2:20 4 Math  
    2:20-2:50 4 Math  
    2:45-3:00 2 Social/Emotional  
    2:45-3:15 3 Math  
    3:00-3:15 K Social/Emotional  
    3:15-3:55     Planning
    3:55-4:15     Bus Duty

JCPS Announcements

  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The virtual meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m and will be conducted via Zoom To Comply With Social Distancing Orders. Members of the public make access the meeting via livestream.

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