ShaKenya Edison is a professional educator committed to establishing high expectations, vertical and horizontal accountability, and shared responsibility in improving the education system and overall outcomes for students. She is currently the Director II of Student Services for a high school only district. She has served in various capacities in education including, Counselor, After-School Program Coordinator, Safe School Coordinator, Coordinator of Student Services, and Consultant. She received the 2014 Association of California School Administrators’ Pupil Personnel Administrator of the Year Award in her region. Her dedication to improving life outcomes for youth has moved her to serve in various leadership roles in community initiatives in two counties. The initiatives include youth violence prevention, school attendance, systems collaboratives, gang prevention, cultural competency, and school discipline disproportionality. She is committed professionally and personally to improving systems through capacity building and focusing on equity in policies, practices and access. In her spare time, she serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Legacy Edison, a nonprofit organization committed to providing and supporting projects that aim to provide opportunities that develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially healthy girls and young women.