Kris McKinley joins American Heritage with great enthusiasm and anticipation! She spent her growing years in Arizona and West Texas after which Kris attended Texas Tech and later BYU where she obtained an Associate's degree and met her husband. After marriage Brent and Kris resided in Minneapolis and San Francisco but they proudly call Utah “home” and have lived here since 1991.
Kris has always felt strongly about her responsibility to be involved in her children’s schooling and the community and has served as President of the Parent Organization and a member of the School Community Council in the Alpine School District.
One of her favorite aspects of education has been the opportunity to rub shoulders with children while helping teachers in the classroom. Her most recent employment was at Noah Webster Academy in Orem where she was the Director of Human Resources and Operations for the school, giving her plenty of student and parent interaction, an area that she loves! As difficult as is was to leave the students and staff that she had grown to love over the past 4 years, Kris is excited about working in a faith-based environment at AHS. The McKinleys know that this opportunity is a direct answer to sincere prayer.
Kris has been a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint and has served in many stake and ward leadership callings. Her favorite calling is teaching, especially children and youth.
Kris and her husband, Brent have 4 children and reside in Orem.