I’ve always loved being around and working with children, so teaching elementary school students was an easy decision. Their natural curiosity and enthusiasm brings me great joy. Once I learned about progressive education, I was hooked. It has been a goal to teach within a school that supports that method of teaching and learning, so teaching at Kazoo School is a dream come true.
I have taught in urban, rural, and suburban areas in Kalamazoo and in North Carolina, which has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse array of students. Those experiences have further solidified my commitment to progressive education. When the whole child is supported, they can move mountains.
Mackenzie Hatfield is joining Kazoo as a classroom assistant. Mackenzie brings a wealth of experience to Kazoo! She worked at the Girl Scouts, as a Lead Preschool Teacher/Child Care Provider at the YWCA, as a teacher Gull Lake Homeschool Partnership, as a Young Adult Coordinator at The People’s Church, and as Program Director at YMCA.