Lesley Poole, Chief Executive Officer

Lesley Poole is the Chief Executive Officer at The SEED Foundation. Lesley was one of The SEED School of Washington, D.C.’s founding faculty members. For 11 years she held positions ranging from Director of Admissions to Director of Parent & Community Relations to Head of School for student life. Since transitioning from her leadership roles at SEED DC to The SEED Foundation, Lesley served in several management positions at the Foundation, including Director of Outreach, for six years before becoming CEO.
Lesley began her career in education as a mathematics instructor. She later served for two years as the service area director of the School Division of the San Francisco Educational Services (SFED), where she oversaw five programs working with inner-city children with special needs in San Francisco. She has two bachelor’s degrees – one from San Diego State University/San Francisco State University in chemistry and engineering and one from Patten College in organizational management.