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 8E and 8G. In addtion to that, I will be taking on some of the administrative duties here at GS Lakie and I'm really looking forward to filling that role.
A bit about me… 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
On top of my passion for teaching science, I also love the unique opportunities that G.S. Lakie grants its teachers. Whether it’s the Marine-Bio trip, Cheer Team, Rock Show… and the list goes on, G.S. Lakie is a one-of-a-kind school. 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.
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.