Spring 2021

A Tapestry of Service

Spring 2021

McKay School dean Mary Anne Prater is retiring. Her career has been a tapestry of service to special needs children, their families, and their educators. Her…

Mary Anne Prater's Final Dean Message

Spring 2021

Mary Anne Prater, after twenty years of working at Brigham Young University, writes her final dean's message for the McKay Today magazine.

Kristine Tanner Receives Two Awards Highlighting Her Research

Spring 2021

Kristine Tanner, associate professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, recently received BYU’s Early Career Scholarship Award and the Faculty Women…

Artist’s Award-Winning Career Sparks Creative Light in Students

Spring 2021

Doug Allen—educator, administrator, teacher of teachers, College Board reader who grades thousands of AP art portfolios, and professional artist himself—is the…

Lee Robinson Elected President of BYU FWA

Spring 2021

Lee Robinson, associate clinical professor and director of the BYU Speech and Language Clinic, is the newly elected president of the BYU Faculty Women’s …

Gallery Brings Children's Work and Inspiration to the McKay School

Spring 2021

The David O. McKay School of Education Children's Art Gallery, now showing its second round of work by students from BYU–Public School Partnership schools…

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Spring 2021

In addition to contributing dozens of articles to national publications, McKay School faculty members have also participated in the publication of several…

Digesting the Alphabet Soup

Spring 2021

During her last year at BYU, Christiana Forbush, ’08, felt prepared to achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a teacher. She had studied secondary education at…

Tribal Voices Speak Through Arts Lessons

Spring 2021

One of the most powerful ideals of the Navajo Nation is hózhǫ́ , a way of living in which one is ordered, in balance, and “walking in beauty.” The spirit of…

Truths Regarding Effort

Spring 2021

We have a prophet who, perhaps more than any other prophet recently, has emphasized effort. He not only talks about effort but absolutely has demonstrated…

The Pandemic Made Me Homeschool

Spring 2021

Gretchen Killingbeck brought her classroom expertise, and her McKay School education, to bear in home schooling her two children during this last school year…

Squirrels and Crickets Build Flexibility

Spring 2021

Sheri Hinckley has applied lessons about flexibility that she learned at the McKay School throughout her career as an elementary school teacher. These…

Fueling the Fire of Learning

Spring 2021

The spirit of the Y has carried Cort Monroe, ’99, far. As a McKay School elementary education graduate, Monroe has had the opportunity to work as a bilingual…

Quotables

Spring 2021

McKay School faculty and staff learned from teachers too. A few have said this about some of their favorites.

Leaving a Legacy of Education

Spring 2021

What would you do if you received an inheritance from your late father? For one BYU alum, the decision was clear: make a memorial donation to the McKay School…