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connie mckinneyConnie McKinney BS

Salem, Virginia USA

Having decades of teaching experience since 1984, Mrs. Connie McKinney seeks to make learning enjoyable. Her educational career consists of teaching middle school and high school English, including ESL to new residents in the USA,  homeschooling her own two children from kindergarten through high school, teaching English in various Homeschool co-op groups, tutoring students in India, assisting American students seeking to improve their SAT scores, and since 2012 educating with DreyerCoaching, where she is one of the most senior-level teachers.

Her other interests include doing family activities and hiking with friends. Interestingly, Mrs. McKinney now works with people from other Asian countries—Nepal and Thailand. Immersed in helping these refugees, many with their school studies and social skills,  she feels honored to have this opportunity.

Mrs. McKinney recalls that as a young girl she would line her baby dolls up and teach them, mimicking her own endeared teachers. Teaching has been her life.  She is a dedicated teacher who not only enjoys the teaching materials but also delights in her students.




1980 – 1984 Welch College, Nashville, TN

1984 – Graduate with BS Degree, Major: Secondary Education English and Bible

1980 – High School Graduate

Teaching and Administrative Experience:

2012 – Present Dreyer International Academy LLC Roanoke, VA

2012 – Present Cave Spring Cooperative (Co-Op) Roanoke, VA

Middle/High School English teacher

2017-2019 English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher to students from all over the world, at two local high schools, Roanoke, VA 

2013 – 2014 GRHE (Greater Roanoke Home Educators)   Roanoke, VA

American Literature Teacher

2011 – 2012 HERF  Homeschool Co-Op     Blue Ridge, VA

English Literature Teacher

1998 – 2003 Homeschool Field Trip Coordinator    Roanoke, VA

1996-2014                  Homeschool Administrator/Instructor             Salem, VA

1984 – 1990 Faith Christian Academy English Teacher Goldsboro, NC

1983-1984 Hillwood High School Nashville, TN

Continuing Professional Development:

2010 –2015                 Institute for Excellence in Writing

(Teaching Writing: Structure and Style and Student Writing Intensive)

1998 – 2009                Advance Training Institute

1987                           Wayne Community College (Preschool Creative Ideas for the Holidays)

1986 – 1987               Wayne Community College (College Composition)

1984                            Educational Procedures (Pensacola Christian College)

Volunteer Service to the Community:conniegrammer

2012 – Present Nepali/Burmese High School Youth Ministry, Roanoke, VA

Nepali/Burmese Refugee Children’s teacher/ Youth Bible Study

2010 – 2013  AWANA High School Leader, Cave Spring Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA

2009–2010  World Changers missions trips (Virginia and West Virginia)

2006 – 2011  Missions/Global Class, Cave Spring Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA

1984 – Present Teaching Children and teenagers at camps and Bible Schools–  New Life Fellowship, Cave Spring Baptist, First Baptist (Roanoke, VA), Spotswood Baptist (Fredericksburg, VA) Bloss Church (Arlington, VA), Faith Church (North Carolina)


Married Since 1990, have two children:

Son recently graduated from Liberty University, Degree in Business/Finance

Daughter second year nursing student, Liberty University

Have traveled and served  in Mexico (painted, encouraged college students)

Have traveled to Agra, India, two times (taught English in a tutoring program)

Listed among Who’s Who of American Teachers