Dennis McKesey is a Senior Academic Facilitator for REACH and is available to work with potential clients. As a SAF, Dennis works directly with REACH clients to provide face-to-face, electronic, and phone consultation aligned to leadership development and school improvement efforts.
Dennis B. McKesey is a dedicated, innovative and resourceful education professional with more than twenty (20) years of experience in working for private, public and charter schools in New York City. He believes that when we support educators’ passion to learn and grow, we enhance their capacity to facilitate students’ learning and growth. Graduate of Mercy College with accreditations in School Administration and Supervision as well as the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Leadership Development Program, Dennis is a very passionate educator. He now consults nationally with teachers and administrators at schools and districts and has presented at school leadership conferences. As a former principal at one of the most premier charter schools in the country, he built a proven track record of success and desired to share his effective and beneficial strategies with other educators in the area and across the nation.
He also serves as a Graduate Professor at his alma mater, Mercy College in the Educational Leadership Department. He inspires his students to promote success by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
Featured in Paul Tough's book "Whatever It Takes", Dennis has a passion for direct involvement with the education of children through effective school leadership. He tailors and delivers professional development in areas of leadership and staff development as well as curriculum and instruction. He has the proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe learning environment; ensure a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for teachers and students; develop an environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students, and the community; and mentor educators in the creation and implementation of class instruction, lesson plans, and student assessment in conjunction with state learning standards.
Dennis is married with three (3) children, a mentor, and avid golfer. His main objective is to help better the current condition of America’s education system.