Dalton Middle School's Missie McKinney doesn't know who nominated her as an assistant principal of the year, but after finishing as the runner-up for the award, she said it is a reflection on the entire school.
"With our size, naturally, teamwork is important," said McKinney, who was the runner-up for the award presented by the Georgia Association of Secondary Schools Principals. "I just have the philosophy of, 'I can't, but we can.' Because that has kind of been my philosophy, that is how I lead. I don't tell people what to do. We all work together to make things happen. Because their opinions and their thoughts are as important or more important than mine, and I feel like more brains are better than one."
McKinney was one of four finalists for the award which was presented on Nov. 11 in Savannah to Richmond Hill Middle School assistant principal Elizabeth Bennett. The other finalists were South Effingham High's Tammy Jacobs and Marcus Moore of Burke County High.
McKinney said she was shocked to learn she had been nominated, much less being a finalist for the award.
"I have no idea who nominated me," she said. "It is very humbling because absolutely we are a ...