David H. Petree Elementary School Principal, Dr. Essie Mckoy
Dr. McKoy received her Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) and an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed. S.) in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Masters Degree in Middle Grades Education from Appalachian State University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education with certification in Learning Disabilities from Winston-Salem State University.
She has additional areas of certification in Public School Administration and as Curriculum Instructional Specialist with a concentration in English.
In 2002, she graduated from the Principals’ Executive Program – Leadership Program for Assistant Principals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received the Program’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. In February 2006, she graduated from the Principals’ Executive Program – Leadership Program for New Principals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received the prestigious Jack McCall Award. She was also accepted into The National Scholars Honor Society.
Dr. McKoy began her teaching career at the former Petree Middle School and later taught at Hanes-Lowrance Middle School. She served as an instructor at the Math and Science Academy of Excellence at Winston-Salem State University.
In addition, she served as the Principal at Hall-Woodward Elementary School before becoming the Principal of Petree.
Her hobbies include reading and traveling. She and her family reside in Clemmons, NC.