Alison DeardenOur new VP of the McKinley PTC & McKinley Foundation is Alison Dearden!

Ali Dearden has been a part of the McKinley family for nearly ten years. She was one of the original Foundation members and helped to create the current PTC/Foundation structure. Her youngest, Madi, is in first grade. Her other two kids, McKinley graduates, are at Roosevelt Middle School and San Diego High School—International Studies.

Ali is very familiar with the International Baccalaureate program from the Primary Years through the high school diploma program—her son will graduate with an IB diploma next year. Ali is a dedicated McKinley parent and committed to its students. Her passion is ensuring the success of all students, no matter what their strengths or weaknesses may be. She believes programs provided through Foundation funds such as art, music, language, and gardening, help many students feel successful and improves academic performance as well.

Thank you to all who voted, and to both of our candidates for stepping up to volunteer for our community. What an awesome group of parents we have at McKinley!