About the Principal
Phone: (313) 494-7100
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor B.A. English Wayne State University M. Ed. Guidance Counseling Eastern Michigan University Ed. S. Educational Leadership Nationally Board Certified Teacher
Mrs. Krista McKinney-King
Krista McKinney-King began her teaching career in 1994, after acquiring her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Recognizing that she was not far removed from high school herself, her students thrived off her energy and creativity in and outside of the classroom. She taught at Crockett Career and Technical High School, and went on to become a guidance school counselor after receiving her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University and becoming a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. The majority of her teaching and counseling career was spent at Crockett until she gained the opportunity to be the Department Chair for Guidance & Counseling at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, as well as complete committee work to develop the comprehensive guidance curriculum for Ann Arbor Public Schools. It was during her tenure as a Department Chair that she decided to further pursue leadership in School Administration, and earn an Education Specialist Degree from Eastern Michigan University.
Krista McKinney-King spent 4 years of her administrative career at Renaissance High School, her alma mater. In August 2016, she became the Director/Principal of Randolph Career and Technical Center and has played an integral role in its resurgence. Developing and sustaining partnerships with business and industry, changing the perception of career technical education, and supporting the workforce initiative in the city of Detroit are amongst her priorities as the current leader.
For over 20 years, Krista continues to impact the hearts and minds of youth throughout Detroit. She is passionate and dedicated to helping youth identify, select, and pursue career pathways, as well as gain the knowledge and skills that will inevitably lead them to viable post-secondary options. She and her staff strive daily to make sure that Randolph students are exposed to and ultimately embrace the opportunities in the skilled trades industry.