Kevin Leary, Senior Program Director

Kevin serves as the Program Director of District Development at the Fund. He works closely with Baltimore City Public Schools’ leadership and the local and national funding communities to craft strategic reform initiatives for potential private investment. He has helped raise funding for a number of critical programs for improving college readiness and improving student achievement, and also provides grant writing services that have helped the district secure over $2M in federal grant funding.

Kevin spent five years as a high school teacher as both a Teach for America Corps member in Philadelphia, PA and later as an 11th grade English teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Kevin earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, completed his Certification in Secondary Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned an M.P.P. at the University of Maryland, College Park.