Meet Our Principal
Dr. Jack McKinley, Principal
It is a pleasure to be the principal at Parkside Elementary School. I am dedicated to the success of all students and their academic acheivements. I have served as an educational leader for more than 14 years. While leading at both the division and school levels I increased student performance, expanded instructional programs, and attained full accreditation. Prior to becoming an administrator I taught Spanish and ESL. I value putting students first by fostering productivity and meaningful relationships. I am humbled by this opportunity to work at Parkside and I look forward to continuing the focused work of the school team to support students.
I look forward to getting to work with your family. Please contact me if you have suggestions, questions, or comments regarding Parkside Elementary School. Have a great year!
Meet Our Assistant Principal
Mrs. Misty Kelley, Assistant Principal
I am thrilled to be a part of the team of excellent teachers and staff members here at Parkside Elementary School. As your Assistant Principal, I’m excited to partner with you to Build A Better World for our students, staff and community. I am passionate about problem-based learning and STEM and I’m excited to help create learning opportunities for students that are engaging, real-world, and memorable. Through our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program, I am committed to maintaining a safe and positive school environment where children can focus on the job of learning.
My teaching career began in 2004 in Spotsylvania County as a Special Education teacher at Berkeley Elementary. I’ve also had the privilege to work with students at John J. Wright Alternative Middle & High, and as an Administrator at Robert E. Lee Elementary. I was born and raised in southwest West Virginia where I attended Marshall University and later attended the University of Cincinnati for my Master’s in Administration and Supervision. After moving to Virginia in 2002, I earned my teaching endorsement in Special Education from the University of Mary Washington.
Outside of school, my family keeps me busy with soccer, swim and fun. I love reading and I always have a book suggestion to offer if you need some inspiration! My husband, Shawn, is a teacher in the Commonwealth Governor’s School at Spotsylvania High School. My daughter, Gracen, is in 8th Grade at Caroline Middle School and my son, Brycen, is in 4th Grade at Lewis and Clark Elementary in Caroline County. My family is my greatest blessing that I cherish every day.
My personal goal this school year is for Every Student to be Excellent Every Day – No Excuses! Please contact me if you’d like to discuss how I can help your child have an excellent school experience. I look forward to working with and for the Parkside Community.