by McKenzie Pickett

Pickett, McKenzie AAED

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Department of Adolescent and Adult Education


Name: McKenzie Pickett

Position: Full Time Temporarty Instruction of Health and Physical Education


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Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Bachelor of Science: Health and Physical Education (P-12), 2004 – 2008

Student Teaching: G.W. Carver Elementary School (15 weeks)

Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, 2009 - 2010

Field Based Research on pre-service teachers: South West Elementary School (4 weeks)


Professional Experience

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Full time/temp. Health and Physical Education Instructor

Aug. 2011 - present

Classes taught or currently teaching:

PEHM 3090 Basic Games and Dance

PEBC 3200 Health and PE for the Elementary Educator

PEBC 2000 Concepts of Fitness

PEBC 1010 Lifetime Fitness

PEBC 1000 Beginning Weight Training

PEBC 1301 Basic Swimming Skills

PEBC 1302 Intermediate Swimming Skills

PEBC 1350 Beginning Scuba

PEBC 1380 Water Aerobics and Exercise

PEBC 1401 Elementary Tennis

PEBC 1601 Beginning Golf


  • City of Savannah, Savannah, GA

Swim Instructor/lifeguard (minority swim program)

May-Aug. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

  • Richmond Hill Swim Club, Richmond Hill, GA

Swim instructor (group and private lessons)

May 2011- present

  •  Ford Plantation Spa, Awakening Yoga Studio Richmond Hill, GA

Yoga instructor

Apr. 2009 – present

  • Savannah Chatham County Public School System, Savannah, GA

Substitute teacher, (long term H/PE for Bartow Elementary- 5 weeks)

Sept. 2010 – present

  • Bryan County Schools, Richmond Hill, GA

Substitute teacher, (long term H/PE for Richmond Hill High- 9 weeks)

Mar. 2011- present

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Yoga instructor (AASU golf team)

Jan. 2009 – present

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Lifeguard (recreation swim)

Jan. 2010- Aug. 2010

  • Southbridge Golf Course, Savannah, GA

Youth golf camp assistant

May-July 2008, 2009


Other Work Experience:   

  • Coastal Living Homes, Inc., Richmond Hill, GA

Clerical assistant

May-August 2004, 2005, 2006

  • W. Wilson Pickett Construction Inc./C. Pickett Ent., Richmond Hill, GA

Construction cleaning (upon demand)

2003 – Present


Intellectual Contributions and Extracurricula



  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Hope Scholarship, 2004 – 2008

Dean’s List, 2006 – 2008

  • Health & Physical Education Major’s Club, VP, Sept. 2006 – May 2008

Recipient of Roy J. Sims Award

  • American Red Cross, Savannah, GA

Certified Water Safety Instructor

Certified Lifeguard Training and First Aid

(in the process of renewing)

  • American Heart Association, Liberty County, GA

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED

  • YogaFit, Torrance, CA

Certified Yoga Instructor, Level 1 and 2


Volunteer Work:

  • First Tee of Savannah, Savannah, GA

Aug. 2010 – present

  • Savannah Christian Church, Savannah, GA

-Short-term Missions- John Sevier Center, Johnson City, TN

July 2008

-Light House ministry (food and clothing bank)

Sept. 2009 – Nov. 2010

  • Southern Baptist Student Union, Toccoa Falls, GA

Youth camp (8th grade team leader)

July 2006

  • American Cancer Society, Pembroke, GA

Relay for Life/ Light the Night

May 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007,2008



  • Member of Black Creek Ladies Golf Group

May 2009 – present

  • Member of Savannah Christian Church Choir/Ensemble

Aug. 2008 – present

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University Women’s Golf Team

Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2009

  • Member of National Education Association

Jan. 2008 – present

  • Member of GAHPERD

Sept. 2012- present