Ken Kay has worked for almost two decades as an “education provocateur” promoting a new model of K-12 education for the 21st century. Most recently, he served as CEO of Edleader21, a professional learning community of more than 200 school districts around the United States. Prior to his work with Edleader21, Ken was the founding president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and executive director of the CEO Forum on Education and Technology.
Ken’s latest book, Redefining Student Success: Building a New Vision to Transform Leading, Teaching and Learning, was co-authored with Suzie Boss and published by Corwin in 2021. He is also co-author with Valerie Greenhill of The Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools and Districts. Ken is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Denver College of Law.