Our Executive Director

Gena Keller

Executive Director

Gena Keller recently retired from the Virginia Department of Education as Assistant Superintendent for Learning and serving as superintendent for seven years in the Fluvanna County Public Schools District in Central Virginia. Gena is currently the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Learning Partnership, a collaborative of professional learning organizations, higher education leaders, and educators with a deep commitment to transforming public education in Virginia with a laser focus on equity. During her tenure as Assistant Superintendent at VDOE, Gena was integral in connecting credible statewide professional learning organizations in assisting school districts in implementing the competencies and skill sets that comprised the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. Gena also assisted in the creation of supporting profiles: Profile of a Virginia Leader, Educator, and Classroom that became the drivers for the Virginia Superintendent Leadership Academy, Virginia Learning Innovation Network, and shifts in the preparation of educators in higher education institutions.

In 2017, Gena was named the Region V Superintendent of the Year by her colleagues. She received the AASA National Superintendent Certification and is known for her “dogged determination” while championing for every student that walks through the doors of a public school. Gena served as President of WELV (Women Education Leaders of Virginia) and continues to be active in professional organizations that support learning opportunities for all educators.

Gena served students as a teacher for children with special needs, home-school coordinator, counselor, administrator at elementary, middle and high school, and assistant superintendent for instruction before becoming the superintendent of Fluvanna County Public Schools. She received her BS Degree from Radford University and two Masters in Education from the University of Virginia.

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