Katie McKenzie ← Back to Staff Directory
Early Interventionist - Midlands Office
I am a Carolina girl through and through. I was born and raised right here in Columbia and have always enjoyed working with children. After high school, I went to USC to study Early Childhood Education. During college and post-grad, I had several jobs working with children, including a daycare teacher, gymnastics instructor, even a zoo camp counselor! Each of these jobs deepened my desire to work with and teach children. After graduating college, I taught at Northside Christian Academy in Lexington. There, I met my now-husband Chris. We both taught for a few years until our first child was born in 2016. After she was born, I enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom with my daughter, and later my son who was born in 2018. I am excited to be a part of the Bright Start family serving children and families. I love getting to work with families one-on-one for the long-term! When I'm not working, I enjoy working out, baking, reading and any other creative outlet I can find!