Grades 4-12. Chess develops critical thinking, visualization and problem-solving skills, and promotes good sportsmanship. In this introductory class taught by a National Scholastic Chess Foundation instructor, tweens and teens will learn the basics of this classic game.About Instructor Robert McKenzie: Robert McKenzie is a Senior Instructor for The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess and has been an integral part of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation’s programming in South Florida for over 5 years, and a chess instructor for over 20 years. His Castle Hill Elementary program gained national recognition when his 3-girl team took 2nd place at the All Girls Nationals in Chicago. A math and STEM teacher at Lauderdale Lakes Middle School, Robert holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bethune-Cookman University and a M.S. in Math Education from Nova Southeastern University. Proficient in teaching chess to younger students, Robert is Class A player, a Certified Chess Coach and Tournament Director of the United States Chess Federation, and Certified Senior Instructor of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation.