A young white man with short red hair and beard, wearing a light blue button-up shirt.

Paul Keys

Job Title
Executive Director, Bay Area

Paul has been on staff since 2010 as a member of our national Senior Leadership Team.  He has most recently served as the executive vice president of Regional Operations, leading our work to provide learning and development to executive directors and regional board chairs across all 52 Teach For America regions. As a native of Derry, the birthplace of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, the change that Paul witnessed over the past three decades in his hometown fuels his conviction that education is one of the most powerful tools to fight for social and economic justice.
Prior to Teach For America, Paul began his career as a consultant working with organizations in the nonprofit sector and held several senior leadership and management roles, including serving as Regional Vice President of Operations at InsideTrack and Chief Client Operations Officer at Xap (an ed-tech company focused on college access and career readiness). He is also a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. He’s demonstrated a long-term commitment to social justice and education and is thrilled to be returning to more local work in the Bay Area, the community he has called home since moving to the United States.