2019 NACSA Leader
Director of Charter Schools, Office of Autonomous Schools, Aurora Public Schools
Mackenzie Khan is the Director of Charter Schools for Aurora Public Schools (APS) and currently serves as a Board Member for the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers (CACSA).
Mackenzie holds a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Business Administration from Flagler College, an M.S. in Charter School Leadership and Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and is currently working towards her Ed.D. in Leadership for Educational Equity with a specialization in Executive Leadership from the University of Colorado Denver.
After four (4) years as an elementary school teacher and adjunct instructor at Daytona State College in Volusia County, Florida, she began her work in charter school authorization for Volusia County Schools. She then served as Coordinator of Charter Schools for St. John’s County in St. Augustine, Florida before moving into her current position in Aurora, Colorado.
During her time in Florida, she served as Vice President of the Florida Association of Charter School Authorizers and assisted in writing Florida’s first Quality Standards for Charter School Authorizing in conjunction with the Florida Department of Education.
She has presented at several state and national conferences on the topic of charter schools, specifically around the value of collaboration between charter schools and authorizers and successful school openings.