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Audience in Lecture






Executive Director




Ken Zeff is the executive director of Learn4Life, a nonprofit with the mission to harness the collective impact of metro area business, philanthropy and nonprofit partners to support public schools and common education goals across the Atlanta region. Previously Ken served several roles at Fulton County Schools including superintendent and chief strategy and innovation officer. Fulton County Schools serves 96,000 students and employs approximately 13,000 staff. District graduation rate improved from 70% to 86% during this four year time span, with similar gains across every subgroup. Ken arrived in Atlanta from Los Angeles where he served as the chief operations officer for Green Dot Public Schools. Green Dot Public Schools is an award winning charter management organization serving over 10,000 students in Los Angeles and New York. He was also a White House Fellow and served as a senior policy consultant to the US Secretary of Education. As a manager at Deloitte Consulting, he led process redesign, strategic planning, and financial management projects for Fortune 500 companies. Ken serves on several boards in metro Atlanta including Junior Achievement, the Atlanta-Fulton County Library Foundation, the Get Georgia Reading Cabinet, and is an alumni of the Aspen-Pahara Fellowship and Leadership Atlanta. Ken received his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his doctorate in education leadership Georgia State University. Ken was recently elected to the Atlanta Board of Education where his three children attend school.

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