MY HOPE FOR OUR STUDENTS
“ Child of an educator, I’ve always had a ‘pulse’ for the importance of a quality education. I have long been an advocate, in and out of the classroom for equality of resources and educational experiences. It is my hope that each one of the more than 28,000 students we serve feels empowered, emboldened and equipped to maximize their potential. It is also my desire that students be able to take pride in their school or center, the ‘home away from home,’ in which they spend most of their waking hours.”
SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR
McKie was elected to the Richland District Two School Board of Trustees in 2014. She has served as Secretary, Vice Chair and now serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
McKie has also served on the Facilities Committee and most recently served as the Chair of the Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Committee.
McKie is also celebrating her sixth year on the South Carolina School Improvement Council Board of Trustees, including two as the Chair and currently serving as the immediate Past Chair.
McKie has served as Chair of the Dick and Tunky Riley Honor Roll award-winning Ridge View High School Improvement Council (SIC) and as a member of the SICs of Rice Creek and North Springs Elementary schools. Amelia has also served on Richland Two's Parent Engagement Committee.
McKie is a communications and governmental relations consultant. Ms. McKie is a South Carolina Education Policy Fellow and a graduate of Leadership South Carolina. She and her husband are the proud parents of two Richland Two graduates who are now prospering in South Carolina universities.