2017 Cohort | Summer Principals Academy NYC and NOLA New York City New Orleans | Organization and Leadership

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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Amber Kenis



About Amber

Amber Kenis is Director of Bands for the Ridgeland School District #122 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She founded the program in 2013 and now teaches over 270 students in five schools. She also serves on many district committees and is currently working with the National Band Association to create a Title 1 school project initiative, The William P. Foster Project, for music educators in diverse communities. Before coming to Oak Lawn, Amber joined Teach for America as a Mississippi Delta Corps member in 2011, where she rebuilt a 6-12th grade band and choir program. Amber is excited to learn new and innovative ways to initiate equitable opportunities and promote community ownership within the school district.

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