McKendree Elementary School

Expecting Excellence, Making a Difference

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  • McKendree's Principal Moving to Creekland Middle School

    Dear McKendree Elementary Families,

    It's hard to believe that eight years have passed since I began my journey as principal at McKendree Elementary. Time has truly flown by, filled with countless memorable moments. As I reflect on my time here, I feel grateful for the opportunity to have supported the growth and learning of our students in this wonderful community.

    Looking ahead to the upcoming school year, I'm excited to embark on a new chapter in my career. I will be taking on the role of principal at Creekland Middle School. While I am eager for the opportunities that lie ahead, I also feel a tinge of sorrow at the thought of leaving behind the amazing relationships I've formed at McKendree. Your support and dedication over the years have meant the world to me, and I will always cherish the memories we've created together.

    Though I may be moving on to a new school, please know that I will be cheering on each and every one of your children as they continue their educational journey. I look forward to hearing about their progress and successes along the way.

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your unwavering support and friendship. Here's to new beginnings and the wonderful memories yet to come.

    With heartfelt gratitude,

    Tyese Scott, Principal


    McKendree Leaving Letter

    McKendree Elementary School Principal Selection Survey

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  • Early Learning Programs

    Play 2 Learn - is designed for children birth to age 5 and their parents/caregivers. This is a weekly 90 minute program that focuses on building capacity in parents to be their child’s first teacher, exposing children to a high quality school environment, providing social opportunities for children and increasing their access to books and resources.  

    Play 2 Learn @home- is designed for learning without ever leaving the home.  This program provides videos that model for parents great ways to read books and teach concepts in all subject areas using everyday items that can be found in the home.

    Gwinnett Building Babies’ Brains- is a community initiative that provides parents with the information they need to be their child’s first and best teacher.

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  • Did you know learning begins at Birth? Build your toolkit to become your child's first and best teacher

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Mission and Vision

  • McKendree Motto

    “Expecting Excellence, Making a Difference” 

    McKendree Vision

         McKendree Elementary School will become a challenging environment that motivates students to become responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners. 

    McKendree Mission

         The mission of McKendree Elementary School is to be a school that prepares students to accept the challenges of a changing world by arming them with the skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, academic knowledge, and the citizenship attributes of empathy and social conscience that will enable them to become competitive and cooperative citizens. 

    McKendree Beliefs 

    • We believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of all people. 

    • We believe in creating a climate that promotes responsibility, self-discipline, citizenship, and motivation in our students. 

    • We believe in the partnership of the home, school and community in educating the whole child. 

    • We believe in developing high but achievable goals for each child. 

    • We believe in establishing high standards of learning and performance for all students. 

  • Principal Courtney Bernardo

    Principal, Courtney Bernardo