My name is Kyle McKenzie but around the school most people address me as Mr. Mac. I began my teaching career here at G.S. Lakie and although I have worked in other schools in that time, I am happy to be back and part of such a great institution. Currently, I am responsible for Science instruction to 8G. In addtion to that, I take on some of the administrative duties here at GS Lakie and I really enjoy helping out in that role.
A bit about me... I love working with kids and the uique opportunities it presents in terms of shaping and molding the next generation. As part of that, Lakie offers very a bunch of unique opportunities to students to help engage, ignight, and inspire them as learners. Some of the wonderful experiences Lakie students have the option of participating in are things like the Marine-Bio trip, Cheer Team, Rock Show, Athletics Programs, Dance Productions, Fine Arts Oportunities, Technology Clubs, Social Studies Trip… and the list goes on. As an administrator, I am commited to preserving and expanding these amazing educational opportunites that this one-of-a-kind school offers. I’m a firm believer in the “Fish Philosophy” and the four pillars it stands on, and I absolutely love our FISH Fridays. I think all of these “extras” not only provide the students the chance to try something new, but they provide the teachers the chance to build relationships that might otherwise be hard to cultivate.
As a teacher, I’m a big kid at heart and this seems to serve me well when working with students at the middle school level. I have a passion for science and nature which becomes more concrete when it’s applicable to the world I live in. This too seems to serve me well when working at the middle school level as I’ll always try to make the theoretical applicable in my classroom. Throughout the Science curriculum I try to mix up the course by offering hands-on labs and projects as well as some book learning and student-centered presentations. Students can expect to get their hands dirty doing a variety of activities such as dissecting a cow’s eye (and other organs), using pulleys to roll my jeep across the field, or looking at the pneumatics of a semi.
If you would like to see a clip of what my classroom is like, please feel free to click on the link below: http://www.apubliceducation.ca/index.php/previous-video-features?videoid=UFD8Js9hPe4&ygstart=12
Please feel free to contact me anytime either by phone or by e-mail if you have any questions or concerns… I would be happy to discuss your child at any time.