Dr. Linda McKay is a native Washingtonian and veteran educator with over 30 years of working with children, youth and families in the Washington, DC area. Her experience in education ranges from educational leadership and classroom teaching, including college level teaching, She has worked in the DC Public Schools as a classroom teacher, Head Start supervisor, curriculum writer, adult trainer, principal, director of the “Everybody Read”, and as the executive director for the DC Board of Education Public Charter Schools Oversight Office.
Dr. McKay is a graduate of the DC Teachers College, Trinity University, and the George Washington University where she received her Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration/and Policy Studies. Her research investigated the effect of teacher quality and instructional leadership on high poverty-high achieving schools.
She is the founder of two charter schools in the District of Columbia. The Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School was founded in 2003 and opened its doors for students in August 2004.