Abigail McKamey is a senior specialist for the East Team. Abigail began her education career working in Metro Nashville as a founding teacher of a charter school. Abigail continued her career as a middle grade teacher and instructional coach. Later, Abigail worked for the Tennessee Department of Education as a reading coach consultant. Her work primarily focused on the Ready to Be Ready Network initiative. Throughout this initiative, Abigail partnered with districts to support planning and implementation of research-based instructional strategies and collaborated with her peers to create and implement the state’s first unit starters. She also supported the department in the implementation of the Ready with Resources initiative where she supported stakeholders in the selection and adoption of high-quality instructional materials.
Most recently, Abigail worked as a principal of an elementary school in Lawrence County, Tennessee. As a principal, she focused on rebuilding the school’s academic vision and community outreach programs. She worked to create a leadership team that supported the school’s many stakeholders and balanced the varying needs of the students, teachers, and parents.
Abigail’s mission in education is to support every child in reaching their unique potential through the collaboration and shared-learning of excellent educators.