Christie McKay

Title: Director of Education & Executive Director of Briya

Christie McKay has 20 years of experience coordinating family literacy, social services, and Head Start programs. She has directed Even Start Multicultural at Mary’s Center since 1995 and has been Director of Education since 2002. She is the founder and Executive Director of Briya Public Charter School, which partners with Mary’s Center to provide educational services for children and parents. Under Christie’s leadership, Even Start Multicultural received the Verizon Tech Savvy Regional Award in 2009 and two Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year awards. The Charter School received the New Territories Award and the 2010 Washington Women’s Foundation Leadership Award. The school is ranked number #1 of 50 charter schools in D.C. on the General Performance Assessment. Christie earned a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Human Services, International Development, and Peace Studies from Bethel College. She is board chair for the Ecumenical Project for International Cooperation and founding member of Fundacion Agri-Cultura Marco Orozco. Telephone: 202-420-7074