As a former teacher and a former school leader, Keniq Coney is passionate about tapping into the genius of each educator in the execution of a shared vision. As Chief Schools Officer at The SEED Foundation, she works closely with the leadership teams at all three SEED schools to enhance student outcomes. Before joining the SEED team, Keniq served as the Managing Director of Programs and Leadership Advisor at New Leaders, where she coached and developed school system leaders, principals and leadership teams across the country to transform practice and achieve dramatic student achievement gains. Keniq has fifteen years of education experience, which began with her participation in Teach for America as a 2000 Corps Member in the Bay Area.
Keniq holds a Master of Science in Administration in Educational Administration degree from Trinity University and a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders at the University of Houston. In her spare time, Keniq teaches a graduate level Transformational Leadership and Teaching course at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.