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Tuesday, 6/30/2015

Principal's Page

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Cathryn Skedel, Ph.D.,  Principal

Cathryn Skedel joined the Stoney Creek High School faculty as principal in October 2014. Dr. Skedel previously served as the principal of Parcells Middle School in the Grosse Pointe Public School System for 4 years and as the assistant principal/athletic director at both Harrison High School and O.E. Dunckel Middle School in Farmington Hills for 8 years prior to coming to the Rochester Community Schools. She also served as Director of Fine Arts and as a secondary music teacher in the communities of Farmington Hills and Warren, MI. Dr. Skedel earned her B.M.E. and M.M. degrees from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, and her Ed. Specialist in School Administration and PhD in Educational Leadership from Oakland University in Rochester, MI.




John R. Kelley, Assistant Principal


Mr. Kelley is in his 6th year at Stoney Creek and his 17th year in education. Prior to joining Stoney Creek, Mr. Kelley spent a year as assistant principal at Hart Middle School. Before that, Mr. Kelley taught Spanish, Speech, and Computer classes for Rochester Community Schools after beginning his teaching career with Chippewa Valley Schools. As a teacher, Mr. Kelley coached basketball, softball, and was involved with several committees and clubs. Mr. Kelley joined the field of education after spending time working for Chrysler in the Midwestern United States and Mexico.


Mr. Kelley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, secondary teaching certification from Oakland University, and his Master's degree from Wayne State University. He also completed the Oakland Schools Aspiring Principals Leadership Academy program. His wife is also an educator and they have two daughters, one in middle school and one in elementary school. Mr. Kelley and his family are proud residents of the Rochester community.


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Amanda McKay, Ph.D, Assistant Principal 


Dr. McKay enters her fourth year as an assistant principal at Stoney Creek. Previously, Dr. McKay works with the classes of 2015 and 2017.  Prior to joining the Rochester Community Schools team, Dr. McKay was a middle school principal and high school assistant principal in the Lake Shore Public School district for five years. Dr. McKay also taught English and Social Studies at Lake Orion High School.

Dr. McKay earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a minor in English while also earning her secondary teaching certification. While teaching in Lake Orion, Mrs. McKay earned her Master's Degree in K-12 Administration from MSU. Recently, Dr. McKay completed her Ph.D. program in K-12 Administration at MSU.

Dr. McKay and her husband have lived in the Rochester community for 11 years.  She is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the school district and community in which she lives and where her two sons will attend school.  Her oldest son enters Hugger Elementary this school year and she is excited to be the mom of a kindergarten student!

Contact Information:

Principal                                                                               cskedel@rochester.k12.mi.us


Assistant Principal, Grades  9 & 11 John Kelley                   jkelley@rochester.k12.mi.us

Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12 Amanda McKay           amckay@rochester.k12.mi.us