At IM, we have assembled a team of consultants that we believe is unique in executive search for the breadth and diversity of its experience across the PreK-12 education and education improvement sectors. We are equally proficient and passionate about working with education-related nonprofits and associations, national education funders, advocacy and direct service providers, colleges and schools of education, public school districts, independent PreK-12 schools, charter networks, and more. We approach each and every search with a commitment to collaboration and partnership, with a foundational belief in the importance of strengthening the diversity of the sector’s leadership, and with a dedication to recruit exceptional leaders who are committed, above all else, to advancing the compelling missions of our clients.
Team Member Spotlight
Meet Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner
“My mom was an elementary educator for most of her career and retired after serving as a K-12 administrator. The importance and value of education were instilled in me from birth and have remained consistent in my life and work. The ability to serve clients in the PreK-12 Education and Education Improvement space is a privilege, and I do these important searches with my mother and many other hardworking educators and their students in mind.”
Ask anyone at Isaacson, Miller to describe Keight, and not one of them would hesitate to say she always jumps in wherever and whenever she can help. If you go back through her history—not only as an Isaacson, Miller recruiter, but also as a working professional, student, and engaged member of her community—this is a consistent theme.
During her time as an undergraduate student at Emory University, Keight became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she learned about their two key values: the lifelong personal and professional commitment to serving others, and the importance of civic engagement for effective advocacy and social change. Keight served as president of her chapter at Emory and learned many valuable leadership lessons during her time in the role.
These values continued to guide Keight following her graduation from Emory where she went on to work for organizations like the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Accordia Global Health Foundation, and ASI Government. They also played a role in her decision to continue her education. Keight earned a master’s degree in philanthropic studies at The Lily School of Philanthropy and received her doctorate in education from The George Washington University, where she wrote her dissertation on religious spirituality and meaningful work. Even today, when invited to join the board of the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County, Keight seized the opportunity to serve others and to engage with her community.
Still an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Keight continues to hold those core values close, and as a partner at Isaacson, Miller, she lives these values every day. Since 2014, Keight has worked on several presidential searches, including those for Converse College, Duke University, Elizabeth City State University, Hamilton College, Johnson C. Smith University, and Spelman College. Keight has worked with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), women's colleges, and K-12 education and advocacy organizations. No matter the organization, Keight consistently approaches a search and views it through a strategic lens. She is at the forefront of recruiting gifted leaders who impact not only the organizations, but also civil society as we know it.
Visit Keight on LinkedIn here.
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