With nearly 20 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Kenisha Coburn brings a passion for equity and belief in the transformative power of a high-quality education. She is committed to continuous growth for herself and for the teachers and leaders whose daily work impacts students and communities.
Prior to joining Holdsworth, Kenisha served as an executive director of school leadership and support in the Austin Independent School District, where she supported principals through coaching, professional development and feedback focused on excellent and equitable student outcomes.
Kenisha’s work in education started as a secondary math teacher. She later served as a secondary assistant principal in Leander ISD and Austin ISD and a middle school principal in Austin ISD, where she also served in various leadership roles across the district. Proud of her impact on strengthening culture, raising instructional expectations and improving student outcomes, Kenisha was recognized as the 2018 Austin ISD Principal of the Year and a 2019 Texas A&M Dean’s Roundtable Transformational Leader.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Kenisha earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and policy studies from Rice University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Texas State University.
In her spare time, you can find Kenisha playing card games and board games with her husband and daughters, Kenya and Chasity. She also loves playing tennis, cooking, reading, and crafting.