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Kelly Young is the Executive Director of Education Reimagined and Senior Vice President of
Convergence. Education Reimagined is an initiative of Convergence committed to making learner-centered education available to all children across the country. Education Reimagined was launched out of an 18-month Convergence dialogue that she led among 28 ideologically diverse education practitioners and leaders to reimagine education.
Previously, she served as the Interim Chief of the Office of Family and Public Engagement for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), where she helped implement home visits and other high-impact family engagement strategies. During her tenure, she led DCPS’s strategic planning process that started by engaging thousands of students, teachers, parents, and community members in a Hopes and Dreams campaign and ended in a 5-year district-wide plan.
From 1998-2007, Kelly served as the Executive Director of a national political organization. Under her leadership, the organization thrived and grew to be one of the largest political action committees in the country—helping elect over a hundred of candidates nationwide.
She is the mother of two young children. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Virginia.