Name: Kyla Lackie
Role: Postsecondary Readiness Director
Background: Kyla grew up in King and Pierce Counties and lives in South Seattle with her five-year-old son.
What do you do at PSESD: Kyla oversees regional strategies and systems alignment to increase postsecondary access and success across Pierce and King County.
Prior Experience: Kyla managed district secondary success and college readiness programs like GEAR UP, Advisory, High School & Beyond Planning, AVID, college access community partnerships, counseling supports, and school college and career programming in Highline Public Schools. She also worked for five years at SOAR, a regional early learning and youth development coalition, developing youth program supports.
Education: Kyla earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and Sociology and a minor in Documentary Photography at the University of San Diego. She later earned a master's degree in Public Administration at the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
How do you spend your free time: Kyla loves taking her son out for a bike ride, reading, and being outdoors.
Favorite quote: “Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight & continue to pull back the veil." Adrienne Maree Brown