Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Hilary H. McKinney

Hi! I am the STEM/STEAM Instructional Coach and School Technology Coordinator for Fairhope Elementary. 

My husband and I moved to Baldwin County from Shelby County in 2016. I taught Gifted Education at two schools in Chilton County from 2011-2016. My previous career was in Business Administration, with a background in telecommunications and technology. 


Ed. D. Educational Leadership-Samford University, Birmingham, AL (in progress) 

Ed. S. Teacher Leadership-University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL 

M. Ed. University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL 

B. A. Business Administration-Huntingdon University, Montgomery, AL 

A. S. Southern Union State Community College, Opelika, AL

Certifications: P-12 Gifted Education, 6-12 English Language Arts, 6-12 Social Sciences, AA Teacher Leadership

My husband, Matthew, and I currently live in Foley, AL with our daughter, Harper, and three dogs. Harper was born in September 2017. We have an English bulldog named Mae, a terrier mix named June, and a rescued red tick coon hound named Buddy. Matt works at the City of Gulf Shores, The Wharf in Orange Beach, and in Pensacola. We both enjoy listening to and creating music together. We also like to play with our dogs outside. In my spare time, I am a professional hula hoop performer and flute player. I teach hula hoop fitness, perform with fire hula hoops at The Wharf, and play flute music at church regularly.