Brendan Csaposs is in his twelfth year in education, serving as the Dean Development Lead for Kenya with NOVA Pioneer Schools in Nairobi. Prior to this, he spent three years working as a Principal-in-Residence with IDEA Public Schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he helped found two public charter primary schools serving historically underserved students. His journey in education, however, started in his undergraduate years at Hobart College in Geneva, New York, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in LGBT Studies & Music. Volunteering in a local Headstart, he saw early on what inequity and injustice mean in schools. This path led him to Baton Rouge & New Orleans, where as a special education teacher, his students consistently academically outpaced both expectations and their peers, leading him to enter school administration by the age of 24.
Brendan has since gone on to earn a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the George Washington University, and is in the final stages of completing dissertation work to earn his Doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas. Working in high-need schools in Louisiana, Texas, and California, and even during stints outside of schools as a Professor, Community Organiser, and candidate for public office, Brendan has always believed in the power of love & high expectations to help children change their world, which is work that he continues today on the Continent at GEC and in Kenya.