Dr. Carolyn McKennan serves as Vice President of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) and was previously a senior associate with HYA. Dr. McKennan’s educational career focused on curriculum and instruction before going on to become superintendent of Soquel Union Elementary School District then Morgan Hill Unified School District in California. Following her position as superintendent, Dr. McKennan went on to serve as a Member Services Representative for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). In her more than 40- year career in education, Dr. McKennan served as a member of the ACSA Curriculum Management Audit Committee Governance Council, president of the ACSA’s Superintendents Council, and many other leadership positions in California associations. She has been active in the California school board and school administrators associations where she has advocated for strong public schools that support student success. Her leadership and collaborative style are well known to school leaders in the west coast.