Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao has been a professor at a university in Georgia since 2003, teaching courses in Math, Science, and Technology for teachers in Douglasville, Henry County, Atlanta, and Newnan. She has been married since 1989 to Aldo Bacallao and they have four children.
Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao was elected to serve on the Fayette County School Board in 2012 where she studied state and federal legislation related to education. What she noticed caused her to seek solutions. She began working with other school board members and education activists to find ways to stop the federal takeover of local schools. This group became known as the Educational Freedom Coalition. As part of this group of concerned citizens, she reads and analyzes standards and legislation. She informs citizens in an effort to return authority to parents, students and teachers in public and private settings. www.EducationalFreedomCoalition.com
Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao spent 5 years teaching education courses at St. Thomas University in Miami where she wrote and ran a Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology grant from the U.S. Department of Education. She taught elementary school in Broward and Miami-Dade from 1988 until 1997.
Her master’s, specialist, and doctorate degrees in education are from Florida Atlantic University, where she taught for one year as a visiting assistant professor of Science and Math Education. Her undergraduate degree is from Miami Christian College where she majored in Elementary Education and Bible. She graduated high school as the salutatorian from Madonna Academy in Hollywood, Florida where she was awarded the highest achievement in Math Award and the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. At that time, her name was Mary Kay Fanning.