Keilani has many years of experience working closely with multiple stakeholders to launch and actively manage large-scale projects. As Director of Youth at the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, she spearheaded the launch of Girls Inc in Nashville. She was also Assistant Director at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Student Professional Development.

Born and raised in Tennessee, Keilani is a product of Tennessee’s public schools. She is committed to empowering teachers, building partnerships, and strengthening public education in the state. Keilani is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received her graduate degree from Tennessee State University. She resides in Middle Tennessee with her husband and two children.


Director, Tennessee State Teacher Fellows Program

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