Chief of Schools, Brilla Schools Network

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

- Thomas Aquinas

Kelsey LaVigne serves as chief of schools for the Brilla Schools Network, providing leadership and direction, as well as facilitating collaboration between network leadership and principals to ensure that Brilla’s mission and program is proliferated with fidelity across Brilla’s five campuses. Kelsey was a founding administrator at the flagship campus, Brilla College Prep, where she was charged with establishing and implementing the vision for school culture and family engagement. She was promoted to assistant principal and soon after became principal. She transitioned to the chief of schools role to lead the efforts of Brilla’s first replication. Prior to joining Brilla, Kelsey worked as a fifth-grade math teacher at Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate, an Uncommon School, while also serving as the school culture lead and an instructional coach. Her first two years of teaching were under the umbrella of Teach for America as a 2009 Corp Member, during which she also received her master’s degree in Education from Hunter College, Teacher U. Kelsey completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, earning a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in leadership development.


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