• Getting to know our Administration!


    Washington-McKinley’s Mission Statement:


  • Meet Our Principal:

    Q & A with 

    Dr. Sutherland

    Q: What is one thing you are most proud of?

    A: I am tremendously proud of being the principal of Washington-McKinley school.  I am proud of the dedication I see everyday throughout our school

    Q: Why did you want to become a principal?

    A: I became a principal because a principal is a teacher and a leader.  I have a  strong passion to lead and serve others.  

    Q: What do you like most about being the Principal of Washington McKinley school?

    A: The best part of being a principal is helping others learn.  I enjoy the relationships I have with our staff, students and families.  The people I get the privilege      of working with each day make my job the best!

    Q: What are some ways that you connect with your school community?

    A: I attend school and community events.  I also have many friends and family that live in our community.  I have been part of the Chicago Heights community      for over 20 years.

  •  Meet our Vice Principal:

    Q & A with Ms.Smith

    Q: What is one thing you are most proud of?

    A: Regardless of my past or what other people have said about what I would become.  I have continued to push, set goals, and accomplish them.  I’m most            proud that I am learning to be happy just being me not, what I do.  

    Q: Why did you want to become an administrator?

    A: I loved working with teachers students and parents as a social worker but noticed that there were programs missing or ones that didn’t relate or were not          effective. I wanted to help create and provide what’s needed for the students and families.  

    Q: What do you love most about being the Dean of Washington McKinley school?

    A: I love spending time with the students in and out of class -watching them understand something that used to be difficult.  I equally enjoy participating in           collaborative moments with our staff.   I love seeing others laugh and learn new things from each other.