Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year 2020-2021
Teacher of the Year
Mary McKinnie started teaching in 2014 and came to Jo Kelly School in fall 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Special Education from TCU. She has volunteered at Jo Kelly since she was a child. She loves purple, the TCU Horned Frogs, arts and crafts, and reading.
"I have always enjoyed the positive atmosphere on campus and it is a privilege to serve the kiddos and staff here.”
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
Teacher Assistant of the Year
Eileen loves her job at Jo Kelly School! The 2020-2021 school year will begin her 23rd year of serving Jo Kelly. Eileen worked primarily with the elementary students for the first 18 years. For the next four years she was the floating assistant and/or assigned as needed. Eileen is Jo Kelly School's Web Manager and has been for the last 3 years. "I believe the webpage is a great tool to illustrate to families and our community the unique educational program of Jo Kelly School."
In her spare time Eileen is a cyclist who loves gardening.
"By Perseverance the Snail Reached the Ark!"