MacKenzie has lived in West Michigan his entire life and attended Rockford High School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in 2013, majoring in education with an emphasis in mathematics and a minor in history.
While at GVSU, he was placed as a student teacher at the West Michigan Aviation Academy in the spring of 2013, during which he studied under Eric Fey for 15 weeks. He was then offered a position as a math teacher at the Academy for the following school year.
MacKenzie brings an energetic attitude to the Academy, and looks forward to teaching math in a relevant and engaging way. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in biostatistics from Grand Valley State University.