Hurricane Ian

As we continue to engage with Polk Emergency Management and actively monitor Hurricane Ian, The Schools of McKeel Academy will remain closed through Friday, September 30. Please stay safe and continue to check your email of record, school websites and social media for up to date information surrounding school closures and TSMA reopening date.

Amanda Downey

Amanda Downey


Welcome back Wildcats!  I feel blessed to be starting my 8th year here at SMA!  This will be my 24th year in the field of education and I am the MTSS Coordinator, 504 Designee, and Instructional Coach! I am very excited to continue this adventure!

I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Florida Southern College, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida.  I am SO excited to have the opportunity to watch the excitement in the eyes of our McKeel  students as they learn and grow throughout the year!  

Let's go Wildcats!!