Meet the Principal

Dear Churchill Families,

My name is Keith McDonald and I look forward to meeting and serving all of the members of our learning community.  I am energized to continue my work with our dedicated staff and foster their efforts in achieving  excellence in the educational and co-curricular programs.  I am honored to lead our school in taking student learning and school culture to the next level.

Professionally, I began my career teaching science and physical education courses at Churchill High School.  I started my administrative career as a Charger, as well.  I spent four years serving the Churchill students and families as the scheduling assistant principal.  I then continued my administrative career as a business assistant principal at Franklin before becoming principal in 2014.  All of these experiences have helped shape my core beliefs and philosophy of education.

Churchill is a place where strong partnerships are made between the home and school and where all staff members are committed to developing the whole child.  Our expert staff continues to be dedicated to preparing your student for college and the next stages of life by promoting personal connections, determination, and the development of an inquisitive mind. The special programs such as CAPA, MSC, Center, and ASD, various club offerings, and strong athletic, musical, and theatrical programs make this a truly unique place.  Churchill has had a special place in my heart since the first time I stepped foot in the halls.  It is a privilege to be the academic leader and principal.

In addition to building strong relationships and establishing rigorous academic practices, it is important to make sure your child and you feel safe at school. If you ever have a question, comment, or concern, please do not hesitate to email or call me.  Communication between the school and home is vital to your child’s success.  I encourage you to reach out to your student’s teachers, counselor, assistant principal, or myself with any questions.  I welcome you to stop by and meet me the next time you are at Churchill.

Go Chargers,

Keith McDonald