Leah Kenney

Leah works on a wide range of projects at Education Northwest, providing research, administrative and editing support throughout the organization. She is especially interested in special education and creating diverse curricula for nontraditional students and learners. Before joining Education Northwest, she earned her master of social work degree in health, mental health and disability policy from Columbia University School of Social Work and bachelor of arts degrees in psychology and environmental studies from Lewis and Clark College.

When she’s not working, Leah spends an unreasonable amount of time playing competitive Ultimate frisbee. On the occasional sunny day, you might find her on top of a mountain.

“I believe that every student deserves an education specific to their learning needs. Creating equitable curricula needs to be a priority for educators, and I think Education Northwest opens doors for all students to reach their potential.”

Specialist – Project Administrator

Blog Posts

Violence in the News Underscores the Importance of Listening to Students


December 22nd, 2016

A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable moment I’d experienced recently—something that had really stuck with me in the wake of all the trauma.