Arizona Names Coker Alum Assistant Principal of the Year

For more information, contact Christian Stryker - 843.383.8068

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Coker College alumna Tiffany Ewart McKee, class of 2001, has been named the Assistant Principal of the Year for the state of Arizona and will now represent Arizona in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)-VIRCO Assistant Principal of the Year Program.

The Assistant Principal at Old Vail Middle School in the Vail Unified School District, McKee has the opportunity to be selected as the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year from the 50 state Assistant Principals of the Year when she travels to Washington D.C. in March for the NASSP Program.

A double major in biology and chemistry at Coker, McKee also holds a bachelor of science in secondary education from Chadron State College and a master of art in teaching and teacher education from the University of Arizona. Currently, she is working on her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Arizona with a focus on the role of leadership in implementing and sustaining school/business/university partnerships that promote the retention of quality teachers in secondary math and science.

Currently, Tiffany and her husband, Ben McKee, Coker class of 2002, live in Tucson, Arizona, with their two daughters Aaliyah (13) and Adriana (11).


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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