McKee Humphreys, Assistant Head of School for Advancement

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McKee Humphreys, Assistant Head of School for Advancement

McKee Humphreys serves as Assistant Head of School for Advancement at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) in Memphis, TN, one of the leading independent schools for boys.

McKee, a native Memphian, attended PDS and went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi with a degree in finance in 2005. He initially pursued a career in finance, first working at Morgan Keegan as a financial advisor and then at Silverleave Capital in client relations, operations, and business development. In 2009, his career changed course when he decided to follow God's call to pursue a career in education. He trained with the Memphis Teacher Residency, a Christian organization that trains and recruits teachers to work in urban schools in Memphis. McKee completed his Masters in Urban Education and then taught history at The Soulsville Charter School in south Memphis and also worked as an administrator at Cornerstone Prep in Binghampton.

McKee was thrilled to return to PDS as a social studies teacher in 2014. He not only enjoyed the opportunity to further develop his teaching practice, but also to have the opportunity to coach boys' basketball, soccer, and cross country. In 2016, he moved into the role of Director of Development and was named Assistant Head of School for Advancement in 2019.

You can find McKee pushing jogging strollers all over the city of Memphis; he loves running, connecting people, and spending time with his family .

McKee is married to Courtney, and they have three children: Tucker (current PDS student), Heloise, and Annie.

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  • Cathy Kyle

    Cathy Kyle

    Interim Head of School

    A native Memphian, Cathy Kyle joined PDS in 1991, spearheading the integration of technology into the curriculum.


  • McKee Humphreys '95

    McKee Humphreys '95

    Assistant Head of School for Advancement

    A native Memphian and alumnus of PDS, McKee left a career in finance to answer God's calling


  • Laura Glenn

    Laura Glenn

    Head of Elementary School

    Laura began her career in the Admission office before becoming a classroom teacher, teaching 1st and 3rd grade.


  • Debbie Todd

    Debbie Todd

    Head of Early Childhood

    With an extensive background in elementary and early childhood education, Debbie has been with PDS since 2005.


  • Mark Fruitt

    Mark Fruitt

    Principal of the Elementary Division

    A native Memphian, Mark joined PDS in 2004 as a coach and still coaches teams at PDS.


  • Jill Kauffman

    Jill Kauffman

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jill is responsible for all financial operations at PDS.


  • Melissa Smith

    Melissa Smith

    Chief Information Officer


  • Dennis Smith

    Dennis Smith

    Director of Athletics and Operations

    Dennis has 3 decades of experience teaching, coaching, and mentoring students.


  • Cheryl Burkart

    Cheryl Burkart

    Director of Administrative Support

    Prior to joining PDS, Cheryl was co-owner of Fox Ridge Pet Resort.


  • Rachel Bishop

    Rachel Bishop

    Director of Admission

    Rachel joined PDS in the summer of 2015. She has spent time in the classroom as well as in administration at other independent schools in the area.