To our Black colleagues, students, and families: You matter. Your lives matter. Your trauma and anger matter. Your voices, your stories, and your dreams matter. We mourn with you, we stand with you, and we are committed to doing the collective work of fighting racism in all places and in all forms. Our Pledge

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

7 Ways to Develop an Online Community with English Learner Students


June 9th, 2020

Learn strategies for developing an online community with EL students, such as leveraging their digital skills, creating buddy systems, holding breakfast meetings, and checking in with families.