CharacterPlus Announces Kasey McKee as Executive Director
(September 6, 2017) St. Louis, MO… CharacterPlus®, a resource of EducationPlus®, is proud to announce the appointment of Kasey McKee as its new executive director.
Ms. McKee joins CharacterPlus from St. Charles Community College (SCC) where she was Vice President of College Advancement and Planning. At SCC, Ms. McKee oversaw long-range strategic planning for the college, worked with the 30-member Foundation board and raised funds for student scholarships, academic advancements and community enhancements. Before joining the college, Ms. McKee served as the annual giving manager at St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Ms. McKee is a board member for Enterprise Bank and Trust, a member of the St. Charles Noon Day Rotary and serves on both the Education Committee and Quality of Place Committee for the St. Charles County EDC/Partners for Progress. She is the recipient of 2012 Athena Emerging Young Professionals Award presented by the Athena Leadership Foundation of St. Charles County and in 2010 she was presented the “Beyond the Best: Top 50 in Business Award” by StreetScape Magazine which recognized St. Charles County executives, employees and board members. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Lindenwood University and received a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University.
As the largest and most successful community-wide character education initiative in the country, St. Louis-based CharacterPlus is committed to building strong school communities where students feel valued and can succeed. When character education is integrated into curriculum and throughout the school, academic performance increases, and disciplinary problems like bullying decrease. The work of CharacterPlus extends to parents and communities, and ultimately helps prepare students to become responsible citizens after graduation.
School districts or individual schools can become members of CharacterPlus by paying an annual fee based on student population. The fee covers about a third of the costs of operating expenses, while the other costs are covered by corporate sponsors, foundation gifts, grants and individual donors. CharacterPlus serves more than 70 school districts, 30,000 teachers, and 350,000 students and their families throughout Missouri and in southern Illinois. For more information, visit the CharacterPlus website at www.characterplus.org.