As a new school year begins educators, City Council members and even an Olympic hopeful attended Wednesday morning’s annual Chamber of Commerce and MISD Business and Education New Teacher Welcome Breakfast by Medical Center of McKinney. This event marks a new year for the Mckinney Independent School District and welcomes new teachers to the area. The local business community attends the event offering goods, services and many thanks for the teachers work within the school system.
This year McKinney ISD welcomes 223 new positions, 49 of whom are new to their profession, according to Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy.
Main speaker and McKinney High School Alumnus Johnny Quinn was on hand to offer motivation and support to the MISD staff while speaking on how the school district impacted his life. Quinn said that the support of his teachers, administrators, friends and the McKinney community at large was part of his thought process as he donned a Green Bay Packers uniform and stepped out onto Lambeau Field for the first time. Although he was cut from the team after just a few weeks, Quinn said he realized that “it might be tough now, but the end result is worth it.” Quinn, who for the past four years has been working to make the 2014 Olympic Bobsled team. The Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia in February. Quinn said he will officially find out if he makes the team in January.