Phone: (210) 619-0200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English 7-12 English and Language Arts Teaching Certification ESL certified GT certified through Region 20

Ms. McKenzie Pineda

Hi there! My name is McKenzie Pineda, and this is my fourth year as an educator. I am certified to teach 7th-12th English and Language Arts. This forthcoming year will be my first year teaching at JECA, and I couldn't be more excited and honored. I am a 2017 graduate of the Judson Early College Academy, and I am thrilled to be a part of the institution that inspired me to become an educator. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Schreiner University in 2020. Shortly after my “Zoom graduation,” I started my teaching career during the peak of the pandemic. My teaching journey has been anything but simple; however, through the chaos, I learned the importance of resilience and empathy. I am looking forward to a year filled with collaboration, creativity, and progress. 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading thrillers, watching musicals (Funny Girl is my favorite), pretending to be a Star Baker off of the Great British Baking Show, embroidering like a Renaissance grandma, and living vicariously through the cast of Derry Girls.