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Mrs. Margaret McKinney


I am a native of Rutherford County and graduated from East High School in 1993. Education has been my passion for over 20+ years and I am proud to currently serve the Trojan community.

Educational Degrees

  • ➡  May 2007---Appalachian State University---Masters Degree in Administration

  • ➡  November 2001—National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Mathematics

  • ➡  May 2000---Appalachian State University---Masters Degree in Middle Grades Education

  • ➡  May 1997---University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill---Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education (Grades 6-9)

    Employment History

    1997 to 2000—Liberty Middle School Morganton, NC—Math Teacher
    2000 to 2014—East Middle School Rutherford, NC—Math Teacher
    2014 to Current—CHASE High School Rutherford, NC—Assistant Principal

    We all know that education is important. Educating our youth enhances our future. Education is a survival skill that every youth needs in order to be productive in society. We do not throw children into a large body of water without the ability to swim or they will drown. The same is true for education. It just takes longer than a few lessons to learn this survival skill. A human being begins learning the minute they are born and that instinct does not stop until they die. The ability to learn is a gift that everyone has been given and as an educator I am honored to take a role in unwrapping that gift.

    When you ask someone what makes them successfully, they may respond that they are a hard-worker, a good role model, a clever businessman, or ambitious. However; the real reason they are successful is because several people took the time to influence them by educating them.

    “Our task is to provide an education for the kind of kids we have. Not the kind of kids we used to have or want to have or the kind that exists in our dreams.”—Dr. Gerald E. Anderson

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