Learning Together welcomes new leadership
New ED and Director of Development + Strategy will grow programs and provide support to children and families with and without disabilities.
Kyle Reese, COO/ED has come aboard as operations and administrative leader. Transitioning from the corporate sector, Kyle brings his visionary style and broad cross-functional business experience to managing Learning Together’s vision to make inclusive education the model for serving all children in our community. As a former Learning Together board president and brother of a Learning Together student, Kyle brings a unique perspective on the lifelong impact that Learning Together can make on a family.
Mary Kay Kennedy
Mary Kay Kennedy joins Learning Together as the Director of Development + Strategy. Through her decade of development experience in Raleigh, she has cultivated relationships with donors small and large, businesses, and organizations. As a mother to an autistic child herself she understands the impact and importance Learning Together’s program can have for children and families. Mary Kay will be working closely with Kyle and the Learning Together community to engage individuals and businesses to create a foundation of support that can provide the financial resources necessary for Learning Together to achieve its mission.
Learning Together’s Mission: Our certified developmental day center and community of resources empowers children with and without developmental delays and their families with tools and skills essential for a life of learning and success.
For over 50 years Learning Together has been helping children thrive in an educational system that is systemically biased against disability, racial/ethnic background, and socio-economic status. The service that Learning Together provides is beneficial beyond the families they directly serve. Their model is designed to inspire lifelong learning based on empathy, creativity, inclusion, and dignity for people of all abilities and backgrounds; resulting in a population that can recognize and work against racism, ableism, and implicit bias in education, employment, and everyday life.