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Christy McKinney
Teacher Assistant First Grade
Christy McKinney is a teacher assistant in the Lower School at Whitefield Academy. Before coming to Whitefield, she worked as a preschool teacher at the Florida State University Child Development Center and the University of North Florida Child Development Center. McKinney was also a staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) for eleven years. CRU is an international organization which ministers to students in colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. McKinney served as a CRU staff member at at the University of Georgia and on several other metro-Atlanta campuses. She discipled young college women and served as a mentor to students. McKinney graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development.

On a professional note

Why Whitefield:
We knew about Whitefield for several years through many friends at our church. While home schooling my boys during the 2010-2011 school year, our family began praying about plans for the next school year. During this time, we asked some of these friends about their experiences as parents and teachers (two of them have taught here many years). It was through those conversations that we ultimately met with Linda Simpson about our children and a possible position for me to join the team.

Whitefield's commitment to academic excellence, to providing many athletic and academic opportunities, to coming alongside us as parents, and above all, to the person of Jesus Christ are some of the reasons we believe God led us to choose WA for our children and for me to serve as a TA.

On a personal note

About my family:
My husband, Danny, and I have been married since 1997. We have three children here at Whitefield: Parker ('19), Joel ('21) and Natalie ('25). My husband is the Operations Director for Camp Highland, a Christ-centered high adventure camp that many WA faculty and students have visited.

Hometown: St. Augustine, Florida