John M. Mackenzie, Managing Partner

john mackenzieJohn Mackenzie joined Educators’ Collaborative in 2013 with over forty years experience in independent schools. An independent school graduate, John’s early experience as a teacher, coach, department chair, college counselor, and dean provided him with a hands-on understanding of schools as both academic and social communities. He worked at day and boarding schools as well as coeducational and single-sex institutions on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

John earned an A.B. in Government from Bowdoin College and was a Joseph Klingenstein Fellow at Teacher’s College Columbia University, from which he earned a M.A. in Educational Administration. He served as a Headmaster for twenty-two years, including six at Worcester Academy (MA) and sixteen at Columbus Academy (OH). Prior to becoming a Head, John had senior administrative positions at Belmont Hill School (MA), Milton Academy (MA), and Potomac School (VA). He was a Trustee of the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) for eight years and served as its Chair from 2010-2012.

With Educators’ Collaborative John continues his strong interests in Head and senior administrative searches, Board development, strategic planning, and the mentoring of new Heads. He was named Managing Partner of the firm in 2014.
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