Donya Kemp is a lifelong educator, passionately committed to authentic instruction that engages students and families in service and social justice.
She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Instructional Policy and Leadership from Marquette University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Kennesaw State University.
Over the past 19 years, she has served as a public school teacher, Instructional Coach, Technology Coordinator, and Dean of Academics.
Though she has supported grades Pk-12 in several significant roles, she is most passionate about empowering all students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers through authentic project-based learning, rooted in service and social justice.
As Director of Project-Based Learning at Drew Charter School, she was able to develop implement Drew’s PBL instructional model, which PBSA is now replicating.
She currently serves as “Disruptor in Chief” (aka Principal) with Purpose Built Schools in Atlanta, GA.