McGaughey Principal


    Heather Ethel

    Heather Ethell, Principal

    McGaughey Elementary School

    Welcome to McGaughey Elementary School! McGaughey is our district’s preschool, kindergarten, and first grade attendance center. This arrangement allows us to focus on instruction and consistency that best meets the needs of all of our primary learners. The staff at McGaughey are excited to welcome students, and their families, and support them as they begin their educational journey with us!

    We remain committed to our continued commitment to quality academic experience, innovative practices, school safety, and inclusive excellence. We are proud of our achievements and grateful for all of the support from our school community.

    McGaughey is a PBIS school, and we follow the motto of “Be the Best You Can Be!” All students will be taught and encouraged to follow the 3 R’s: Be Ready, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. The 3 R’s will be taught and reinforced across all settings in the school. We have many special events and incentives planned for the students and staff as we celebrate our success in achieving the 3 R’s!

    We are looking forward to partnering with our school community and families to ensure a great educational experience for all students here at McGaughey. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at or at 217.864.2711.