Makenzie Vandiver is an accomplished educator who believes all students are capable of fulfilling their potential. Vandiver holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Dalton State College and a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in chemistry from Lee University. Throughout his career, Vandiver has fostered an environment which promotes educational growth and success for his students. As a teacher at Sam Houston Collegiate Prep, Vandiver’s 5th grade students showed, on average, more than 2.3 years of growth per academic year.
Vandiver’s goal as an educator was centered on helping students become independent learners and problem solvers. He is eager to shift his role from teacher to administrator to expand his footprint, reach more students, and facilitate student success. As Assistant Principal, Vandiver will focus on providing the highest-quality instruction and cultivating leadership in teachers and students. Vandiver understands what it takes to be a great teacher, and will equip teachers with the tools to be their best. In doing so, teachers will be empowered to provide Fehl-Price students the education they deserve.