Kenneth L. Campbell

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Founding Board Member, Black Alliance for Educational Options

New Orleans, Louisiana

Kenneth L. Campbell, a founding board member of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), has served as BAEO’s president since 2010. BAEO is an education reform advocacy organization founded to increase access to high-quality educational options for black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class black families. Under Campbell’s leadership, BAEO has played an instrumental role in advancing bold education policy reforms in key states.

A retired Army Reserve captain, Campbell began his career in education reform by helping to secure passage of Washington, D.C.’s, landmark charter school law. He later founded the D.C. Charter School Resource Center, served as vice-president of business development for the nation’s second-largest education management company, and helped develop schools in Qatar as part of the most progressive education reform effort in the Middle East.

Campbell is a founding board member of 4.0 Schools, which brings educators and entrepreneurs together to launch ventures that redefine schooling, and Building Excellent Schools, which supports educational entrepreneurs in creating and maintaining excellent schools in underserved communities.

Prior to assuming his role as president of BAEO, Campbell was the founding director of charter schools at the Louisiana Department of Education. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he helped engineer the rebuilding of New Orleans’s education ecosystem and accelerated the growth of high-performing charter schools across the state.

Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in educational leadership. He lives in Louisiana with his wife and son.

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