Principal's Bio



Hello MCE Seagull Students, Parents, and Staff! My name is Mack J. Burgess and I was reared in Kingstree, South Carolina and graduated from Kingstree Senior High School.  In 1999, I graduated from South Carolina State University and upon graduating I began my teaching career at W.M. Anderson Primary School in Kingstree, SC.  In 2006, I received a Master of Educational Administration from Cambridge College and in 2009, I received an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.  In 2006, I became an Assistant Principal at Andrews Elementary School, where I served for 11 years.  I am proud to be a part of the Seagull Family at McDonald Elementary School.

I am happily married to Elneicia Burgess.  We have three children: Trey, Tristen, and Mackenzie Grace.  I am a big sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and the New York Yankees.  I enjoy playing baseball, golfing, deer hunting and fishing.

Experience Related to Education:

2007-2008   Completed the Developing Aspiring Principals Program (DAPP)

2006-2007   Completed the Assistant Principal Program for Leadership Excellence (APPLE)

Other Experience:


   ·         Athletic Coach, Hemingway High School, Hemingway, SC

   ·         Coached varsity football, basketball, and junior varsity basketball


    ·         Athletic Coach, Kingstree Sr. High School, Kingstree, SC

    ·         Coached varsity football and varsity basketball

    ·         Head varsity baseball coach


    ·         South Carolina National Guard Army, Kingstree, SC

    ·         Rank E-4 Specialist 1052nd Transportation Company

Professional Memberships:

    ·         South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)

    ·         South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators (SCABSE)

    ·         National Education Association (NEA) (SCEA) (WCEA)

    ·         South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA)

    ·         Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA)

    ·         National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Community Activities/ Affiliations:   

    ·         Past President of Andrews Lunch Rotary Club

    ·         Board Member, Careteam Plus Family Health & Specialty Care

    ·         Waccamaw American Leadership Forum Class IV

    ·         Vice President of Andrews Baseball Recreation Department

    ·         Member, Kingstree Masonic Lodge #237

    ·         President/Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

    ·         Volunteer, Williamsburg County Parks and Recreation

    ·         Baseball Umpire, South Carolina High School League

    ·         Pentecostal Holiness Missionary Youth Council

    ·         Mentor Lake City Boys and Girls Club