By a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, Michael McKie was hired as the Hays CISD superintendent of schools on May 23, 2013. He started serving the district on May 28, 2013.
In 2014, Mr. McKie introduced the district and its leadership to the principals and ideas illustrated in Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas. This document, developed by school superintendents in Texas, identifies outdated design and structural elements in public education. More importantly, it provides a road map for public education to become the world class experience it should be in the 21st century.
During the next several years, this visioning process will take shape in Hays CISD, involving all stakeholders. Mike's vision is to include teachers, parents, students, leaders, and community members in the process of transforming Hays CISD into a destination district.
Mr. McKie began his career as a classroom teacher and quickly earned leadership positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as an assistant high school principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent for high schools, and interim superintendent. He spent most of his career with Fort Bend ISD prior to coming to Hays CISD.
McKie earned his superintendent certification from Region 4 Educational Solutions (Texas Education Service Center Region 4). He holds a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University. He also participated in the Leadership Academy at Lamar University in Beaumont and was a delegate to China and a delegate to Germany as part of two educator exchange programs. He is also holds the following certifications: professional mid-management administrator, Classroom Walk-Through Training (CWT), Thinking Maps® (trainer of trainers), and Mentoring the Reflective Principal (a Carolyn Downey professional development program).
Family & Character
McKie describes himself as a “dedicated, visionary, knowledgeable, and action-oriented leader with extensive experience in supervision, curriculum, instruction, coordination, planning, and support of daily operational and administrative functions.” He further highlights that he is an analytical thinker, a motivator, an articulate communicator, and someone who enjoys fostering relationships with parents, students, political leaders, business professionals, and community members.
He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, jogging, reading, and woodworking. His wife Ann is an elementary teacher. They have four children.