McKenna Scott joined Bishop’s Mathematics department in 2020. Before coming to Bishop’s, McKenna was a financial analyst and project manager at a small portfolio management company, a graduate research assistant at American University of Beirut, taught in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, served as a teaching assistant at Pepperdine University, and tutored at a teenage rehabilitation center. A La Jolla native, McKenna earned her B.A. in Mathematics Education from Pepperdine and her M.B.A. in Finance from the American University of Beirut.
Q: Do you have a particular hobby, passion, or interest we can share?
A: I love traveling, seeing new places and learning new things about people and cultures.
Q: What was your first impression of the Bishop’s Community?
A: Artsy, athletic and academically rigorous
Q: What do you love most about teaching?
A: Bonding with students
Q: Who is your hero/mentor?
A: My mom
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: To sail around the Mediterranean.
Q: If you could travel in time, what time period would you visit?
A: The ’60s
Q: If you had to sing karaoke, which song would you choose?
A: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler
Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
A: When people chew with their mouths open.
Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin
Q: Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
A: Mr. Best, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Farmer and Mrs. Puckett, because they truly cared
Q: If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
A: Breathing underwater and flying.