Frank McKay, RTI International
Frank McKay brings a variety of experience in education and youth development to his work with the NCSLC, including 15 years teaching middle and high school math and science. McKay’s professional expertise focuses on the design and facilitation of professional development for K-12 educators on topics ranging from inquiry-based learning to instructional leadership and effective instructional coaching. He is particularly interested in helping schools extend student learning into the community using project-based learning, service-learning, and experiential education.
McKay holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a master’s degree in ecological teaching and learning from Lesley University. In addition to classroom teaching, McKay’s experience includes facilitating teacher training for the U.S. Peace Corps in Tanzania, serving as an instructor and staff trainer for the North Carolina Outward Bound School, and serving as director for School Services at NC New Schools. His recognitions include the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education, the national Bartlett Merit Award, and North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year.