Brian MacKenzie grew up in Federal Way and Enumclaw. A third-generation UW graduate and educator, he taught secondary history, math, English, German and Spanish for 14 years in the Mississippi Delta, along Arizona’s southern border and on the Pojoaque Reservation in New Mexico; Brian also coached varsity football and baseball, plus debate, drama, Academic Decathlon, Brain Bee, National Honor Society, etc. He earned recognition as a Mississippi Economic Council STAR Teacher in 2000, the Arizona VFW High School Citizenship Educator of the Year in 2008, and an Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year finalist and Ambassador for Excellence in 2009.
Since 2010, Brian has led successful turnarounds at Dishchii’bikoh Elementary School and in the Ajo Unified School District, both in Arizona. For the last two years, he worked for AAA’s innovation team in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thrilled to come home to education and to Washington, he is eager to support kids, educators and the community in Chimacum.