Dr. Varleton "Mac" McDonald
Dr Varleton McDonald is a Senior Academic Facilitator for REACH and is available to work with potential clients. As a SAF, Varleton works directly with REACH clients to provide face-to-face, electronic, and phone consultation aligned to leadership development and school improvement efforts.
Currently Dr. McDonald is consultant, executive coach and mentor. He is CEO/Founder of Maverick Youth Services and Board Chair for The New American Academy Charter. Dr. Varleton “Mac” McDonald is an educator with over 28 years of experience in the New York City Department of Education as a teacher, district and executive level administrator.
Dr. McDonald’s career included being a successful principal of one of the most dangerous and lowest performing schools in NYC history, where he stabilized and created exemplary instructional strategies that supported teachers and students toward improvement. As a Congressional Award winner Dr. McDonald served as Local Instructional Superintendent for high schools where he implemented school improvement initiatives and supervised school leaders. As Senior Director in NYCDOE he led the launch of the first (2012) NYCDOE Parent Academy.