Margo McKenzie

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After thirty-three years of dedicated service as an educator and administrator, I continue to teach and inspire through the gift of writing.

A New Day at Boys & Girls High School

By Margot McKenzie Too often when we think of a school’s curriculum, we think of specific courses a school has to offer, but after a sit-down one Friday afternoon with Grecian Harrison-Walker, Principal of Boys and Girls High School, one gets the idea curriculum is the sum total of a student’s experience once they enter […]Read More

Boys and Girls High School Complex: Three Options to Consider

Eighth-grade students hoping to attend a New York City public high school have until December 1st to submit their applications for round one of the process. The high school directory of over 400 schools should help parents and their students navigate the choices. An online version is also available. Since early September, high schools have […]Read More

District 16 Community Education Council: Town Hall

District 16 Community Education Council hosted its first Town Hall meeting with NYC Chancellor Carmen Farina on September 14th at M.S. 267, which drew approximately 250 people. To access the auditorium, town passed through table displays of various community organizations ready to partner with interested schools: The Sankofa Global Project, Kings of New York Marching […]Read More

The 41st Council District: What do the Top Four Candidates

By Margo McKenzie On September 12, in addition to voting for Mayor, Public Advocate, District Attorney and three referendums, voters in term-limited Darlene Mealy’s district (Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights) will also vote for City Council (District 41). Four candidates lead the nine-person race in funds raised. Who are they? What are their qualifications? How […]Read More

New York City and the Port Authority Want Your Business

  By Margo McKenzie Mayor de Blasio wants the city to clink glasses and offer a toast to his administration; it helped over 100 Women and Minority Business Enterprises(W/MBE) win $93 million dollars in contracts. The mayor is now steps closer to achieving his ten-year plan of 16 billion dollars in contracts with W/MBEs. His […]Read More

Retired and Over Fifty-Five, They Find a New Stage to

By Margo McKenzie Fannie Smiths had worked with the Department of Education for thirty years as a business teacher. She later rose to guidance department chair and managed the school admissions process, psychosocial issues, preparation for graduation and college. As an extracurricular activity, Smiths directed FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) organizing school and statewide […]Read More

Chad Cooper Productions premieres Black Lives Matter, Too: All Lives

 Medgar Evers College, Saturday, April 23 Theatrical Moves to Manhattan for June 28, 29,30 and July 1 Run              Chad Cooper’s much-anticipated production of Black Lives Matter, Too; All Lives Matter, launched its New York City tour, Saturday, April 22,  at 7:00pm at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York.  For […]Read More