Chief Program Officer
As Chief Program Officer at Reconstruction.US Kenya works to ensure that all African American Children have access to educational experiences that are steeped in love, joy, rigorous academic and culture. Kenya centers her work around community driven education redesign because she believes that only through authentic community engagement can we reimagine education. Because of her leadership and can-do attitude, she has been selected to serve on numerous community boards including the Girl Scouts of the Mid-South, Tennessee Pre-K State Advisory Council, and Common Ground, a local racial reconciliation effort. She served 8 years on the board of The National Civil Rights Museum.
Prior to becoming Reconstruction.US , Kenya served as a Vice President at TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project). She also previously served as the Tennessee executive director for Stand for Children. Prior to Stand for Children, Kenya worked for the Urban Child Institute, The University of Tennessee, and the First Years Institute, advocating on behalf of children and youth. In 2008, she worked with the Shelby County Office of Early Childhood and Youth on the creation of child impact statements as a tool for local governments to utilize to ensure that every action they take is in the best interest of children. Kenya received a B.S in marketing in 2002 and a Master in Business Administration in 2003 from The University of Tennessee.