Welcome Mr. Olivera!
Brian Olivera has been named the new McKinley Elementary principal. Mr. Olivera recently served as assistant principal at Irving Elementary School. Prior to joining Irving Elementary School, he spent 15 years teaching students in every grade from kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of subject areas. This included more than two years teaching in the remote villages of Kodiak, Alaska. Mr. Olivera has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in special education with an emphasis on behavior disorders from Pittsburg State University. He also has a master's degree in education leadership from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in education leadership and policy analysis through the University of Missouri.
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Katie Brown Hall, and our Support Staff Employee of the Year, G.G. Mathis, for their tremendous work this year!