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Meet Our College Advisors

The McKinney Education Foundation Advisors are located on the three main high school campuses to provide McKinney ISD students with information and support to pursue a higher education. MEF Advisors encourage students to dream about and plan for college and guide parents through the process. Over the last seven years, MEF Advisors have helped McKinney graduates find and receive $106 million in scholarship funds!

The MEF Advisors program places higher education advisors in each McKinney high school. These advisors help hundreds of students and parents each year enroll in and find funds for college. These advisors:

  • Help students locate and apply for scholarships and financial aid

  • Assist students with essays for college admission and inform English teachers in the McKinney high schools about essay topics

  • Meet with parents to educate them about colleges and the college admissions process

  • Establish and maintain relationships with admissions and financial aid departments of colleges

  • Assist students with financial aid and FAFSA forms

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Cindy Monogue

McKinney Boyd High School

Grand Rapids, Michigan is where Cindy calls home. However, she had lived in five different states before landing in McKinney. She enjoys movies, travel and going out to eat (as long as she can dodge bad drivers). She considers herself an organized way. Watching kids go to college where they really want is her proudest MEF moment.  Her bucket list is full of more travel. She is married, has three awesome kids - and her new favorite thing is soaking in all the time she can with her grand baby.

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Tammi McGahan

mcKinney North High School

Native Texan, married to Jeremy, addicted to the outdoors and being an aunt to some pretty awesome kids describe Tammi best. Always rooting for the underdog, she believes success is measured in setting goals and never quitting until you reach them. Battling dyslexia yet completing her Masters degree is one of her top three life highlights.  She isn't choosy on which Rocky mountain to visit...she loves them all. Favorite meal - hot dogs and s' counts! If you ever want to do something really nice for her, bring her chocolate. You’ll have a fan for life.

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Brandi Ribble

McKinney High School

Brandi was raised in Dallas and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (call the hogs). Being a first generation college graduate ranks in her top three life highlights. As outgoing as she might be, Brandi loves being at home with husband Jeff and Pickels, her Boston Terrier. A few of her favorite things include traveling (especially the beach), hiking, cooking and reading. She is not ashamed to admit she loves reality TV. If she could have any talent in the world, she would love to be a Polyglot. (don’t be ashamed if you have to Google that)

Our College Advisors

If you have questions about scholarships or college planning, please contact the MEF Advisor on your campus:

Cindy Monogue, McKinney Boyd High School, Room: A-128

T: 469-302-3437

Tammi Saffell, McKinney North High School, Room: B101D

T: 469-302-4373

Brandi Ribble, McKinney High School, Room F-119

T: 469-302-5811