I’m a career educator, innovator and leader in association work.
My goal is to empower professionals to fully connect and contribute to thriving, vibrant organizations.
Since the beginning of my career, I have worked to help learners and leaders reach their full potential, building capacity and making connections.
As a lifelong educator & professional association leader, my work in the nonprofit sector has been especially gratifying allowing me to give back to the profession I love. It has been an amazing journey that continues to this day!Full CV (pdf)
Affiliate Executive Director
Walter is instrumental in providing the new vision for ASCD and its meaning in terms of supports for educators and kids. Throughout any given year, Walter is our “go to” ASCD connection to provide information and support for our reputable work in the state. We would not be as effective without his service and willingness to always be available and support us.
As the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and later as the Superintendent of Schools, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Walter almost on a daily basis, and I was tremendously impressed with the dedication, enthusiasm, and skill that he brought to his work. He was a champion for integrating technology into instruction, and he was a driving force in improving communication efforts throughout the districts.
Educational Technology Consultant
Walter McKenzie is a talented collaborative educator and dedicated professional. I have known and worked with him for over ten years. I was fortunate to receive an invitation from Walter to participate in an ASCD think tank in Washington DC. It was an outstanding two-day event where Walter was able to bring together a group of talented educators to share and collaborate. I was honored to be part of it.
Walter helped get me started in online learning way back in the 1990s, where I appreciated his leadership at Connected University. When he asked me to work with him at ASCD, I jumped at the opportunity. I knew that any project that Walter was directing would be one worth my time and interest.
Affiliate Executive Director
Walter provides leadership support and expertise for our affiliate. He is responsive to our requests for assistance, and shares processes that are effective in moving our work forward. Walter is my "go to" guy: organized, resourceful, and competent.
Enterpise Solutions Director
Walter is an exceptional executive leader! Besides being incredibly intelligent, he is considerate and thoughtful. He is a seasoned executive with strong technical, business and leadership skills. He has a tremendous work ethic, a high-level of integrity, and always focuses his attentions on what is best for the organization.
Mary Beth Hertz
Technology Integration Specialist
I have had the pleasure of connecting both virtually and face to face with Walter and I respect his ability to think deeply about teaching and learning and his skill at asking challenging and thought-provoking questions. He provides a unique and important voice to the education community.
Director of Town and School Technology
Walter is first and foremost a person who has the ability to bring people together to collaborate in a positive solution thinking manner. He was always looking for the best possible way to accomplish a goal even if that meant having to take a step back first. Working for Walter helped me greatly, in understanding the bigger picture of school systems. I would without hesitation work for him again.
Affiliate Board President
I want to share a very special thank you, Walter. Your perspective, depth of knowledge, and grasp of the transformative direction of education provides our board with first class support! You are always a steadfast and responsive resource for our affiliate. I want you to know that I very much appreciate your leadership and I look forward to our continued working together.