Departments

Career and Technology Education (CTE)

The CATE department offers a wide range of career focused courses giving students the opportunity to explore career interests and learn skills that they will put to use when they enter the work force.  Options in the program range from construction and law to early childhood education and graphic design.

For more information regarding the CTE department please visit the CTE Department website or contact:

Jason Braddy
CTE Department Chair
jbraddy@mckinneyisd.net

English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)

The ELAR department offers courses to prepare students for professions such as advertising copywriter, business administrator, editor, film, columnist, lawyer, teacher, and industry/business writer. Courses focus on developing student skills by exposing them to analytical, expository, and persuasive writing, academic and professional communication, and critical reading.

For more information regarding the ELAR department please visit the ELAR Department website or contact:

Kelly Armbruster
ELAR Department Chair
karmbruster@mckinneyisd.net

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

The LOTE department offers courses to prepare students for professions such as airline personnel, armed forces, foreign office/service, communications, import/export, interpreter, sales industry, international banking, missionary, teacher, and tour Guide. Courses focus developing fluency in languages such as American Sign Language, French, Spanish, German, and Latin.

For more information regarding the LOTE department please visit the LOTE Department website or contact:

Maria Moon
LOTE Department Chair
mmoon@mckinneyisd.net

Mathematics

The Mathematics department offers courses to prepare students for professions such as accounting, actuary, architect, banker, data processor, engineer, financial analyst, researcher, systems analyst, teacher, and investor. The range of courses include applied mathematics, calculus, computer science, and statistics.

For more information regarding the Mathematics department please visit the Mathematics Department website or contact:

Elizabeth Landrum
Mathematics Department Chair
elandrum@mckinneyisd.net

Science

The Science department offers courses to prepare students for professions such as biologist, medical professional, mining, game management, lab technician, chemist, microbiologist, physicist, forestry, researcher, teacher, pharmacist, forensics, and meteorologist. The range of courses include biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and environmental sciences.

For more information regarding the Science department please visit the Science Department website or contact:

Ross Pruit
Science Department Chair
jpruit@mckinneyisd.net

Social Studies

The Social Studies department offers courses to prepare students for professions such as anthropologist, armed forces, foreign service, historian, writer, psychologist, sociologist, archaeologist, teacher, politician/political analyst, and welfare programs. The range of courses include world geography, world history, US history, and economics.

For more information regarding the Social Studies department please visit the Social Studies Department website or contact:

Kristen Pereira
Social Studies Department Chair
kpereira@mckinneyisd.net

Special Education (SPED)

The SPED department offers support for students with learning disabilities. The program serves a wide spectrum of students. Services provided range from basic support with study skills and organization to skills needed to live independently.

For more information regarding the SPED department please visit the SPED Department website or contact:

Shelly Kramer
SPED Department Chair
skramer@mckinneyisd.net

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