Keptah Saint Julien

Keptah joins Transcend as a Partner with a decade of experience in urban education. In her role, Keptah works directly with schools to innovate and improve the student experience.

Prior to her work at Transcend, Keptah led as an Assistant Principal at Ascend Learning in Brooklyn, New York. During her tenure, she served as a founding Humanities Dean supporting teachers in achieving high academic and social-emotional outcomes.

Keptah began her career as a Teach for America corps member in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After teaching and leading as a content specialist, Keptah returned to her home city of New York as a principal intern working with teams of talented teachers and leaders to create equitable outcomes for all kids.  

Keptah holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Saint Joseph’s University. Keptah is an avid reader and is a part of a nationally-recognized book club for women of color called Go On Girl! Keptah enjoys high-intensity interval training and promotes healthy lifestyles for all people. In 2018, Keptah launched Envision Sisterhood: a company that creates spaces of development, healing and sisterhood for Black Women.


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