Team Member Biography: Edna McKenzie, Ed. S.

Edna McKenzie-Ed.S

Edna McKenzie received her Master of Arts in Education, certifications in Special Education, (LD and EBD) and her Principal K-12 and Director of Special Education licensure from the University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota. Edna is currently serving with West Metro Education Program, FAIR School-Crystal a voluntary integration school district. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota, teaching a Masters level course The IEP Process. Edna has received specialized training from the Pacific Education Group in the area of transforming educational systems into racially conscious and socially just environments that promote positive outcomes for all students, especially black children and their families. She is highly skilled at Program Evaluation, Systems Thinking, and Organizational Leadership.

Edna has served with various leadership teams to include: District and Site-based Equity Committees, Curriculum, School Leadership and Improving Literacy. She has worked collaboratively with the school district on the development and implementation of the district’s Racial Equity Transformation Plan. Prior to serving with West Metro Education Program, Edna worked with the Hopkin’s School District as a Math teacher at the Hennepin County Home School serving adjudicated youth.

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