MCA would like to congratulate Debi Sass for being voted Best Principal, Jeff Anderson for being voted Best Teacher, and McKinney Christian Academy for being voted best Private School by the readers of the McKinney Courier Gazette.
Debi Sass is known for her warmth and dedication. Each morning you will find Debi at the entrance to the Lower School greeting each and every student with a “Good Morning” and a hug. MCA is blessed to have such an amazing Principal! Debi graduated from Kansas State University with a BS degree in Education and a major in Art in 1976. She completed her MS in Education with an emphasis in reading shortly thereafter. She now holds administrative certification, professional development and appraisal certification, and instructional leadership training from the state of Texas. She recently completed another Master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, and is finishing her doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Prior to joining MCA in 2002, she taught school for twenty years before going into administration. After receiving her administrative certification, she trained administrators throughout the Dallas Metroplex for two years. Debi then served as Director of Children’s Ministries at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and became widely recognized as a speaker and advocate for children with special needs. She has received a number of awards in education and community service over the years and is a member of several international honor societies.
Jeff Anderson generally cares for his students and teaching is his passion. He is a gifted teacher and is highly respected by all his students, current and past. Jeff joined MCA in 2002 and currently teaches High School Bible classes. Previously, he taught Junior High School and Senior English, Literature, and Bible at Christian Life School in Rockford, Illinois and High School Bible and History at Metropolitan Christian in Dallas, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Memphis and his Master’s degree in Education from Texas A&M University at Commerce. He is also working on his second Master’s Degree in English. While at MCA, Jeff has coached varsity and junior high football, varsity and junior varsity boys basketball, varsity girls basketball, and cross country.
McKinney Christian Academy is a place where the love of Christ is lived every day. MCA is a Christian, independent, coeducational, interdenominational, college preparatory day school. Founded in 1992, MCA currently enrolls 511 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. MCA is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this school year. Since their 1st graduating class, 100% of MCA graduates have been accepted into college. MCA is comprised of professionally certified faculty, all of whom holds bachelor degrees and are certified in their area of teaching. Thirty percent of our current faculty has also obtained Masters and PhD degrees. MCA seeks to hire faculty members who exhibit godly influence, professionalism, teaching expertise and the ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. McKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.
MCA has also been the recipient of this award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010!