Ms. McKinney graduated from Pepperdine University and Cal State Bakersfield, Summa Cum Laude with a Major in English and a Minor in Psychology. She also attended Duke University with a degree in Paralegal Studies and a Specialty in Torts. As of the 2020 school year, Ms. McKinney has 7 years of teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels. She and her husband have three children: Luke (2nd grade) and Taylor (6th grade) at Saint Ann School and also a daughter Madison who is a Junior at Burroughs High School. Ms. McKinney's hobbies include a love of the beach, working out, shopping, baking, copywriting, and spending time with her family.