“Education is HARD work, but it is also HEART work!”
Dr. Essie McKoy is a proven and award-winning educator, author, motivational speaker, coach, and entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience in public and higher education. She possesses several licenses, qualifications, credentials, skills, and knowledge in the field of education and leadership in North Carolina and Virginia.
Dr. McKoy has had the opportunity to function in a variety of educational settings making it easy to adapt to new situations and the ever-changing accountability mandates. She created constructively changes and took on challenges to produce positive results. Her extensive experience has been noted in the following: working in highly impacted schools, leading a federal School Improvement Grant School, serving a former elementary Priority school and a Priority Middle School/School of Transformation, serving as an administrator in an Early College/Middle College setting and serving as a Professor at three different colleges and universities. In addition, she aligned strategic and comprehensive programs, partnerships, and initiatives to produce sustainable results transformed schools impacting the whole culture, increased family and community engagement, impacted teacher retention addressed parents and community concerns, managed large budgets, served as a public relations liaison and most importantly, possessed the vision to lead and the heart to serve!