Kenneth Lawrence-Emanuel has been involved in public education for 27 years. He has taught mathematics, science and English, to grades 6 through 12, in Morgan Hill, Saudi Arabia, San Lorenzo Valley, and Soquel. For 4 years, he served as assistant principal and principal at RJ Fisher Middle School in Los Gatos, and for 10 years, he served as assistant principal and principal at Soquel High School. He holds degrees in English, Chemical Engineering, and Educational Administration.
Throughout his career, Ken has worked closely with English Learners, at-risk students and Gifted and Talented youth. He has been highly involved in hands-on education, such as the Salmon Trout Education Program (STEP) in San Lorenzo Valley and the Green Manufacturing, Engineering and Construction (gMEC) Academy, a California Partnership Academy, at Soquel High. Also a strong supporter of the arts, Mr. Lawrence -Emanuel enjoys playing trumpet alongside students in small ensembles and school musicals. During his educational career, Mr. Lawrence-Emanuel has worked to open new pathways to student success. He has continued this focus for the past 3 years at Learning for Life Charter School, redesigning school systems, the physical space and the curriculum to better meet student needs.