2019–2020 McKay School Theme

“And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.”
—Moses 7:18

Don't miss the McKay School Christmas Luncheon! Mark your calendar for December 13, 2019, at noon in room 3280 of the Wilkinson Center.


Dean's Message

McKay School Friends,

Since starting my new position at the McKay School, I have been warmly welcomed and so very impressed with the caliber of work that goes on here. Every new discovery I make reinforces the sense of mission I felt when I first interviewed for the position. It is a great blessing to be here among you!

I wanted you be the first to see this article on the McKay School’s recent visit to China. It will appear soon in Y News and later in the Daily Herald. It will also be on our website and in our social media. This is only one of the many McKay School activities my office shares with the world.

Mike Leonard Assistant Dean, External Relations

McKay Money Matters

Make your grant budget and check it twice! Read the latest on budgets, reports, and software.



In connection with the holiday #LightTheWorld campaign, here are three simple things you can do this month (and always) to build the Zion spirit in the McKay School:

  1. Express appreciation to your co-workers and/or students.
  2. Smile at someone you pass in the hall.
  3. Pray for someone you know is struggling.

In the News

Sometimes the best news is old news. Check out IP&T Associate Professor Peter Rich in this 1995 video featured in Come, Follow Me.


Holiday Happenings

Have you heard? Santa Claus is comin' to town! Celebrate with your family and friends at any of these local events:

Employee Spotlight

Emily Caldwell once dreamed of playing in the NBA! Read more about the McKay School's newest member of the Advisement Center.


Learning Edge Photos

Last month members of the McKay School participated in the Learning Edge conference hosted at the Marriott Hotel in Provo. See more pictures here!

Employee Spotlight

Former TEd professor Garry Ray Hardy passed away on November 24, 2019, at age 86. "Garry was a gifted teacher and published author who influenced coworkers, teachers, and thousands of students." Read more about his life in his obituary.


Nancy Peery Marriott Award

Sarah Clark is a TEd literacy education professor by day, and a charcuterie board connoisseur by night. Learn more about this month's Nancy Peery Marriott winner spotlight.

Safety First

End the year strong by updating your password security. Steve Burton has some tips and tricks on how to do that.

Last month, University Police's Jeff Long presented to all McKay faculty and staff on what to do in an active shooter situation. Read the highlights or watch videos from the training here.

Upcoming Events

December Giveaway

For this month, take a quick break from work and count the Santa's who've taken over the McKay School. If you do, Santa may bring you an extra gift this year!


December 05 | Teach for Change Networking Event
December 08 | First Presidency Christmas Devotional
December 10 | Devotional: Sister Jean B. Bingham
December 12 | Last Day of Classes
December 13 | MSE Christmas Lunch
December 19 | Last Day of Exams
December 25 | Christmas Day
    January 06 | First Day of Winter Classes

See the Full Calendar