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About Webb

J.W. Webb Elementary was established in 1953 and was one of the four original elementary schools in McKinneyAt that time, it was called East Ward.

J.W. Webb Elementary delivers a distinctive, challenging and enriching educational experience to kindergarten-5th grade students. Building a strong academic and social foundation is paramount at the elementary level. For this reason, McKinney ISD teachers and staff are committed to teaching the “whole child” in our elementary schools. The elementary curriculum is consistent from campus to campus, ensuring a highquality education regardless of the school, yet allowing teachers the latitude to develop innovative strategies that are tailored to the individual child.

J.W. Webb currently has approximately 380 students in K-5 and is also the home campus for the ALPHA Gifted & Talented program in McKinney ISD.  Webb currently has 11 iPads in each k-1st classroom and students in 2nd – 5th grades each have their own laptop.

J.W. Webb Elementary’s principal is Maria Hafner.  Ms. Hafner has been an educator since 1995. Prior to being appointed as principal at J.W. Webb, she served as the assistant principal and interim principal at McClure Elementary.  Prior to working in McKinney, Maria worked in Frisco ISD as a first-grade teacher, reading specialist, and instructional coach.  Before moving to Texas, Maria taught kindergarten and 1st grade in Pinellas County, Florida, and she taught 1st grade and then served as the coordinator of a Professional Development School in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Ms. Hafner is originally from Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she earned a degree in Child Development and Elementary Education. She earned a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of South Florida, and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. Maria and her husband, Chris, live in Frisco. Their daughter, Ashlyn, attends Texas A&M University.

Marina Byrd is the Assistant Principal at J.W. Webb Elementary. Mrs. Byrd started her educational career in Dallas ISD in 1993 and moved to McKinney in 2001. She has taught Kindergarten, First grade, and has been an Instructional Coach. Marina was a part of Finch Elementary, Malvern Elementary, and Slaughter Elementary, prior to coming to Webb. Marina’s husband taught at Webb and her daughter attended Kindergarten at Webb. Her husband, Doug, currently teaches History and Geography in Farmersville ISD. Her daughter, Natalie, and her son-in-law, Ethan, reside in Utah where Natalie works for a Real Estate firm as the Public Relations Assistant and Ethan attends UVU. Her son, Benjamin, will be a Senior this year at Boyd High School. 

Webb Elementary has a strong connection with the neighborhood community.  Teachers, parents, and students work collaboratively, enabling students to learn at high levels.  The Webb Administration and staff encourage parent involvement and support to help carry on the culture of high expectations and student success.  For more information, please call 469-302-6000 

Mission of J.W. Webb Elementary

J.W. Webb Elementary ensures high levels of learning for all in a safe and collaborative community.