WNCC welcomes computer instructor
Leonard Mackey left the frigid Montana winters for a warmer climate, and has found his way to Western Nevada Community College’s Douglas Center as a computer information systems instructor.
Mackey taught three semesters part time at WNCC before going full time this semester. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and a master’s degree in electronics and a master’s degree in vocational education from Northern Montana College and has done graduate work in school administration and curriculum design. He has 25 years of experience in public school education, moving from Montana with his wife, Kris, to the Carson Valley three years ago.
“I knew it was time to retire when I walked to school one day and the temperature was my age but below zero – minus 48,” Mackey said. “One of the reasons we chose Nevada was because of its extensive community college system.”
He teaches computer literacy, Windows 95, internet and beginning desktop publishing.
In addition to his courses at WNCC, Leonard still teaches for the Douglas County School District – carrying a full load.
During his down time, Leonard said he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing.