Mr. Floyd F. McRae, II was born in New York City and was raised in Long Island, New York, and in New Jersey (Newark and East Orange). After graduating from high school, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his B.S. degree in Biology. In 1992, he began his teaching/coaching career at Westlake High School (Atlanta, Ga) as a ninth-grade science teacher and boys’ basketball coach. As a classroom teacher, Mr. McRae taught science classes such as AP Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Accelerated Anatomy and Physiology, Honors Biology, Honors Physical Science, Microbiology, Meteorology, and Genetics. He was nominated Teacher of the Year in 1998 at Westlake HS and Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year in 1999 and 2000 at Creekside High School (Fairburn, Ga); He was also selected to Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 1999 and has taught a great deal of students that continued their education in some of the top graduate and medical schools in the country. To further his education, Mr. McRae matriculated to graduate school and received his Masters (2006) and Specialists Degree (2008) from Troy University (Phenix City, Alabama) in Educational Leadership.
As an Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach at Westlake High School, he helped the Lions capture the 1999 AAA State Championship trophy which ended with a historic record of 33-0. As the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Creekside High School (1999-2006), he guided his teams to the “Sweet 16”, Elite “8”, and the State Championship Game. Currently, Mr. McRae is serving in his 15th year as Assistant Principal at for the Henry County School System. He believes that all students have the ability to learn and should be challenged academically in order to reach their full potential. It is the responsibility of adults to ensure that these needs are met by providing an academic environment that is safe, caring, structured, and engaging.
In his spare time, Mr. McRae volunteers at his church serving with the homeless ministry (“His Love Extended”), reads, plays golf, travels and loves to attend Professional Football and College Basketball Games.