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Mon May 06, 2013
NAME: Antwoin La’Vale McKee
TITLE: Prekindergarten Lead Teacher & Before-Care and After-Care Coordinator at Berkley/Campostella Early Childhood Education Center
YEARS WITH NPS: 16
WHAT’S THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
I truly love working in the community where I was raised. It’s a privilege for me to educate relatives, my friends’ children and grandchildren. I’m devoted to providing a quality and unforgettable education experience for children from my neighborhood. When I’m out in the community, it warms my heart to see former and current students. It’s also a tear jerker to hear the students and their parents respectfully say that I was a positive role model and influence in their lives. Whoever would have thought it? Antwoin McKee is a teacher!
IF YOU COULD TELL THE WHOLE COMMUNITY ONE THING ABOUT NPS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I’ve travel extensively throughout the United States, and I realized that teachers and employees of Norfolk are a notch above the rest. Norfolk Public Schools truly produces world class students, teachers, and other employees. As the saying goes, “If you can succeed in Norfolk, you can do it anywhere.”
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOUR COWORKERS DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Not many people know the commitment and dedication I have to providing positive and memorable life experiences to children and adults through travel and dining. I believe that wealth is not measured by the amount of money one accumulates in a lifetime, but by the rich life experiences one bestows to another. Positive and rich life experiences are priceless and eternal. They last forever.
WHAT WAS A RECENT BOOK YOU READ OR MOVIE YOU SAW, AND WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS?
Currently, I’m rereading “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. This book gives insight on how people at a young age make sense of love and how they express it. It also teaches one to recognize and value the love languages of others in our lives. It’s a great resource for building affirmative and healthy relationships.
DID YOU ATTEND NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS? IF SO, WHICH ONES AND WHEN?
I’m the oldest of four siblings who are lifetime residents of Norfolk and products of its educational system. My siblings and I attended all of the same schools. I began my formal education in 1977 at Sherwood Forest and graduated from Lake Taylor Senior High in 1990. I also attended St. Helena Elementary and Lake Taylor Jr. High. At Sherwood Forest and St. Helena, I had the opportunity to teach the same grades and in the same classrooms I sat in as a student.
|Sherwood Forest||Kindergarten - 3rd|
|St. Helena||4th - 6th|
|Lake Taylor Jr. High||7th - 8th|
|Lake Taylor Senior High||9th - 12th|