Samantha Gray Keen

March 14th, 2018 | by admin

“I joined SRC because the work we do has the ability to make improvements to entire systems which impact children and families. It is exciting to be part of an organization working to remove barriers and increase access to the support all children and families deserve. I continue to be inspired by our team as we work both internally and externally to create a more just and equitable society.”

Samantha’s abilities to reflect on past experiences, ask tough questions, and see the implications of a decision enable her to support the SRC team in gaining clarity and focus as they work through complex situations.

Samantha supports a wide variety of projects integrating best thinking in meeting design and facilitation. She also focuses on strategic planning, storytelling, community and stakeholder engagement, and systems change.

Having started her career as a high school English teacher, Samantha has worked at the state, community, and school levels. Her past positions include working in both non-profit and private preschool settings, supporting home-based providers in improving quality, and training early learning professionals. Most recently, she worked at Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning, supporting community-based efforts at reducing the achievement gap. Samantha holds an M.A. in Human Development with a specialization in Leadership from Pacific Oaks College and a B.S. in English Education from Millersville University.