A Savannah native, Keith serves as Deep’s Deputy Director of Strategy and Program Effectiveness where he leads the evaluation of all program-focused activities while providing vision and strategy around future organizational needs, strengthening staff leadership and impact within the organization.

Keith is an award-winning educator, storyteller, artist-researcher, and village-builder/raiser with 10+ years experience in education. Author of “Confessions of an ‘At-Risk’ Black Boy Turned Educator” and research study, “To He Who Has Never Seen Rainbows”: Affirming Healing Literacies in the Lives of Boys and Young Men of Color, he travels the country performing, training educators and leading dynamic workshops centered around healing literacies, warm demander pedagogy, and transformative practices that support the healing, growth, and thriving of boys and young men of color through trauma–and the villages that support them. 

Keith has a B.S. in Dance and Gender Studies from Northwestern University; an M.S. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. He is a National Afterschool Matters Fellow, a Forward Promise Leadership Fellow, a Promundo Healthy Masculinities Writing Fellow, a Culture of Health Leaders Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Gates Millennium Scholar.

keith@deepcenter.org