Lenny is currently engaged as an Independent Consultant with Sapience Leadership LLC, a newly formed company out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Center for Innovation and is in the PCI Ventures UPSTART Portfolio.
Lenny is currently working on a National Institute of Justice research grant with Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, Sheppard Pratt Health Services, and Baltimore City Schools as an independent contractor. The focus of the project is to increase safety and academic achievement and reduce rates of violence, discipline problems, and related mental health concerns among City Schools 9th graders. Lenny also consults with Fusion Academy in Washington, D.C, to help seniors and their families navigate their college or career options. Prior to these projects Lenny has consulted with educational nonprofits in Baltimore City on youth and community development, school districts in Maryland on college and career readiness, school counselor professional development, and academic achievement in after school programs.
Before consulting Lenny served as an Assistant Vice President for Academic Services, Professor of the liberal arts, and director of a leadership program for first generation college students. In that role he acquired a particular skill set for listening, strategic planning, and working collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, parents, the community, and senior administration to ensure that we are supporting the opportunities and challenges of all students.
Lenny has worked over 20 years in P-20 education. He has been the head of school for a charter school in Baltimore city, principal of k-8 catholic school in Baltimore city, assistant principal, high school guidance counselor, and college admissions counselor. He is deeply committed to creating systems for all students to be success in school and in life. As a researcher and professor he is most interested in issues around power, privilege, equity and diversity, especially for under resourced communities.
Lenny earned his Bachelors of Arts from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, his Masters in School Counseling from Loyola College of Maryland, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Management from the University Of Pennsylvania’s Mid Career Doctoral Program in Education Leadership.