Mr. McKay

Phone: 919.934.8979


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mr. McKay

Hello! This is my fifth year teaching at SSE and I am excited to be working with the children and staff again. I moved to NC from NY with my wife, Jill and my two boys, Philip and Troy. In NY I graduated from St. Joseph's College with a degree in Child Study.

  • 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!


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