Get to Know Mrs. McKenzie

My name is Mrs. McKenzie and this is my 7th year teaching math. Before coming to Westchester Middle School I taught in Chicago, IL. 

I went to Illinois State University where I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I received my masters degree from Northeastern Illinois University as a reading specialist which helps me teach all students how to read and understand what they are reading-- especially in math! 

Personally, I am from and live in Westchester. I graduated WMS in 2002 and enjoyed my experience as both a student and now a teacher. My husband, Ryan, is also a Westchester native and graduated WMS in 2000.  We both attended Proviso West High School. We have two children, Adam who will be 3 in November and Ashley who is 1. We enjoy going to parks, going swimming and taking walks.  

I love to do math and try to make everything I do a math problem. Whether I am out shopping or cleaning my house, if I can turn it into math-- to me that equals fun (get it equals)! Math is more than just solving problems and getting the right answer. It is about the path you take to solve the problem. 

Here is to a wonderful year!!!!