Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., Spanish and History, Clemson University, 2001 M.Ed., Instructional Accommodation, Francis Marion University, 2006
¡Bienvenido a la clase de español!
Welcome to our Spanish class website, and to a fantastic new beginning of the school year! My name is Sr. McKenzie, one of the Spanish teachers here at West Florence High School! I am fortunate enough to have taught Spanish at the elementary, middle, and high school levels thus far into my professional teaching career. I am a graduate of Clemson University (May 2001) (Go Tigers!). I hold two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and History, along with two minors in African-American Studies and Spanish-American Studies. I also hold a Master of Education degree in Instructional Accommodation from Francis Marion University (May 2006) (Go Patriots!).
This is my fourth year of teaching Spanish at West Florence High School, and my 20th year overall. I am from Lake City, SC, (located in southern Florence County) and have graduated from Lake City High School! I firmly believe in effective learning experiences by means of engaging, challenging, high-quality, and enriched curriculum for our students. High-quality educational experiences should be fostered in a meaningful and collaborative environment comprised of teachers, students, parents, and instructional leaders. It is vital that our students are given a top-quality education in a safe and nurturing learning environment that adequately prepares them either for the 21st century global and diverse workforce, college, or the military. It is my enduring purpose in this profession to continue to provide engaging and meaningful best instructional practices designed to promote higher levels of achievement in second language acquisition. I maintain high expectations for every student in my class.
I hold after-school Spanish tutoring (either through Zoom, Google Meet or inside the classroom) each Wednesday afternoon from 3:30pm until 4:30pm. Students are allowed to re-test only once per 9 weeks or academic quarter.
I look forward to a successful semester and school year!
Mr. McKenzie, M.Ed.
K-12 Professional Certification (Spanish)
SC Certified Mentor
Gifted and Talented Endorsement
+30 in Educational Leadership