McKay School Magazine Spring 2021 Issue

A Tapestry of Service

Spring 2021

A Tapestry of Service

Read Time: 12 minutes
McKay School dean Mary Anne Prater is retiring. Her career has been a tapestry of service to special needs children, their…

Mary Anne Prater's Final Dean Message

Spring 2021

Mary Anne Prater's Final Dean Message

Read Time: 3 minutes
Mary Anne Prater, after twenty years of working at Brigham Young University, writes her final dean's message for the McKay…

Kristine Tanner Receives Two Awards Highlighting Her Research

Spring 2021

Kristine Tanner Receives Two Awards Highlighting Her Research

Read Time: 1.5 minutes
Kristine Tanner, associate professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, recently received BYU’s Early Career…

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

Spring 2021

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

Read Time: 4 minutes
Doug Allen—educator, administrator, teacher of teachers, College Board reader who grades thousands of AP art portfolios, and…

Lee Robinson Elected President of BYU FWA

Spring 2021

Lee Robinson Elected President of BYU FWA

Read Time: 1.5 minutes
Lee Robinson, associate clinical professor and director of the BYU Speech and Language Clinic, is the newly elected president of…

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

Spring 2021

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

Read Time: 4 minutes
The David O. McKay School of Education Children's Art Gallery, now showing its second round of work by students from BYU–…

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Spring 2021

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Read Time: 5 minutes
In addition to contributing dozens of articles to national publications, McKay School faculty members have also participated in the…

Returning to Teaching: Digesting the Alphabet Soup

Spring 2021

Returning to Teaching: Digesting the Alphabet Soup

Read Time: 15 minutes
During her last year at BYU, Christiana Forbush, ’08, felt prepared to achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a teacher. She had…

Tribal Voices Speak Through Arts Lessons

Spring 2021

Tribal Voices Speak Through Arts Lessons

Read Time: 7 minutes
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…

Truths Regarding Effort

Spring 2021

Truths Regarding Effort

Read Time: 10 minutes
We have a prophet who, perhaps more than any other prophet recently, has emphasized effort. He not only talks about effort but…

The Pandemic Made Me Homeschool

Spring 2021

The Pandemic Made Me Homeschool

Read Time: 3 minutes
Gretchen Killingbeck brought her classroom expertise, and her McKay School education, to bear in home schooling her two children…

Squirrels and Crickets Build Flexibility

Spring 2021

Squirrels and Crickets Build Flexibility

Read Time: 2.5 minutes
Sheri Hinckley has applied lessons about flexibility that she learned at the McKay School throughout her career as an elementary…

Fueling the Fire of Learning

Spring 2021

Fueling the Fire of Learning

Read Time: 3 minutes
The spirit of the Y has carried Cort Monroe, ’99, far. As a McKay School elementary education graduate, Monroe has had the…

Quotables

Spring 2021

Quotables

Read Time: 3 minutes
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

Leaving a Legacy of Education

Read Time: 3.5 minutes
What would you do if you received an inheritance from your late father? For one BYU alum, the decision was clear: make a memorial…