Mary Kay Gwynne graduated from WVU in 1971 with a B.S. in physical education and a minor in Spanish. She taught Spanish and physical education in public schools for eight years. After her two children were born, Gwynne volunteered at a preschool, which lead to a teaching position. She taught three, four, and five-year-olds for six years. Realizing where her interests now lay, she went back to school to earn certification in elementary education. While she took the required classes, she was employed as a first grade teacher by a prominent private school in Miami. After several years of teaching first graders, the opportunity arose to become principal of the preschool, a prerequisite being to earn a master’s in educational leadership. She earned the degree from Nova Southeastern University. To date, she has held this position for twelve years. In addition, Gywnne has found serving on a committee to support the Early Childhood Coalition in Miami Dade County and being a member and officer of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Society, Epsilon Chapter, especially rewarding.