Principal

Shanna McKenzieShanna McKenzie graduated from the school of Family Studies and Human Services with her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Kansas State University in 2003. After teaching for Head Start and then State Pre-K in Topeka Public Schools for nine years, McKenzie became the Site Coordinator of Pine Ridge Prep, the first urban Early Learning Community in Kansas. Upon completion of her master's degree in Education Administration from Fort Hays State University, McKenzie accepted a principal position at Head Start in Topeka. She then moved into the position of Lead Principal of Early Education. McKenzie is now Principal at Mathes Early Learning Center in Seaman Schools. She is working on her doctoral program in Educational Leadership from Baker University. McKenzie lives in southwest Shawnee County with her husband, Tsgt. Mike McKenzie and her four children. Awards include Sunflower Hero, 20 Under 40, and YWCA, Woman of Excellence.

Shanna McKenzie
Principal
smckenzie@usd345.com