Head of Africa Partnerships
Leah began her career as a Kindergarten teacher with KIPP New Orleans Schools. Due to her impact in the classroom, Leah rose to assume various leadership positions within the network including Team Leader and Instructional Coach. She was a Teach for America Greater New Orleans corps member and later served on the board for The Collective, a network for TFA alumni of color. She was a finalist for the New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award and a recipient of the 2016 Sontag Prize in Urban Education. Leah worked with Leadership for Educational Equity where she organized the New Orleans community to address socio-economic challenges that prevented students from accessing a quality education.
In 2016, Leah moved to Nairobi, Kenya to support an emerging school network. She went on to serve as the Program and Evaluation Director at Dignitas. There, she led curriculum development for over 400 teachers and school leaders and drove the company’s growth to support over 30,000 students across East Africa. Leah holds a Master of Science in Educational Studies from Binghamton University. She joined Kizazi in 2019.