Keith Flynn, M.Ed.


Keith is a life-long North Carolinian.  After graduating from East Carolina University in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education, he returned home to Goldsboro to teach at his former elementary school himself.  For six years, Keith taught 2nd and 3rd grades before moving to Raleigh to explore Wake County’s Magnet School options. While in Raleigh, he obtained his M. ED. in Curriculum and Instruction at NCSU.  He continued his tenure with WCPSS as an Academically Gifted Specialist, Instructional Resource Teacher and an Interventionist for students struggling with reading and math in grades 3-5.  Using his years of experience in teaching and leading teachers, he became a School Support Coach with the NC Department of Public Instruction.  Supporting the lowest performing school from across the state, he provided professional development, coaching support, curriculum and planning guidance, as well as assisting the School Improvement Teams at these schools to develop plans for meeting rigorous academic goals.

Keith returned to the local school setting in Durham, and taught for two more years before completing his principalship licensure.  He has been the assistant principal of both a middle school and an elementary school. He currently serves the Durham population as Assistant Principal in a K-5 magnet school at Burton Elementary, an International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme School.

When Keith is not at school, he has his head in a book, preparing for a dinner party, or spending time in the NC mountains hiking new and familiar trails.  International travel is a favorite way to stretch his thinking. He lives in Durham with his husband Adrian and miniature schnauzer Pippa.