Welcome to McBrayer Elementary!!!!
Welcome to my McBrayer homepage. My name is Rhonda Banks and I am the principal at McBrayer Elementary. I am an alumni of Rowan County Schools and graduated from Morehead State Univ. with four degrees; Elem. Education BA Degree, Gifted and Talented Endorsement in Education, a Rank I in Education, and an Administration Degree. I have been the principal at McBrayer Elementary for 14 years after teaching here for 9 years. I reside in Morehead with my husband who is a retired educator and our daughter. We are very involved in our community and are proud to call Morehead our home.
McBrayer Elementary is one of the largest elementary schools in Rowan County with a population of 535 students enrolled K-5. We are located at 550 Viking Drive across from Rowan County Senior High School.
Our school wide focus is on Student Leadership. We are a "Leader in Me School" which supports the philosophy of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People developed by Dr. Stephen Covey. The seven habits are:
- Be Proactive
- Begin With the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
The Leader in Me process helps our students develop important skills such as respect, responsibility, reflecting on their actions, self-confidence, and communication skills that they need to be succesful in school and in their future careers. As a part of our Leadership theme, we focus on encouraging our students to "Begin With the End in Mind" and work toward becoming Leaders.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite each one of you to be a partner in our school – whether it is attending school functions, volunteering in the classrooms, helping your child with their school work, participating in our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), or providing input as we continue to improve programs for our students. I encourage you to attend PTO meetings, Site-Base council meetings, and any other activities planned for our parents. I look forward to working with you in the following months. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or questions. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your experiences at McBrayer Elementary.
You may contact our front office at (606) 784-1204.