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Patrick McCue

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Educational Leadership

EdD, University of Rochester (educational administration)
MS, Canisius College (educational administration)
MAT, University of Rochester (secondary education & history)
BA, Syracuse University (journalism & political science)


Patrick McCue has 30 years of experience in K-12 education as a secondary social studies teacher and a school and district administrator. He was a high school principal in the Rochester area for 14 years and most recently served as assistant superintendent for human resources.

McCue has engaged in reform efforts throughout his career, including expanding opportunities for all students to take advanced classes, improving graduation rates for marginalized subgroups, and reducing bias in the hiring and retention of teachers. He co-chaired Rush-Henrietta’s community Steering Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and led an equity audit of the district’s practices and systems. Under his leadership, Rush-Henrietta was the first district in the Rochester region to create a Director of Equity position, develop a comprehensive workforce diversity plan, and establish partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

At the Warner School, McCue has taught the Human Resource Management course for five years, supervises administrative interns, and serves as a leadership coach with the Warner Center. His academic and research interests include equitable grading and instructional practices, structural factors and practices that lead students to disengage from high school, and systems for teacher and leadership development. His doctoral dissertation studied the effects that implementing an academic intervention program had on high school teacher practice.

He is committed to improving equity in education and has engaged in this work throughout the community, serving on advisory boards with the Urban-Suburban Program, MCC Gateway to College program, and Great Schools For All, and as a leadership consultant with the Center for Urban Education Success at Warner.