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

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