John Daly is the 2015-2016 President of Partners in Education. Founder John Daly was a highly-successful international event producer who advised his Fortune 100 corporate clients on proper protocol both in the U.S. and around the globe for 44 years. He has taught The Key Class through the Santa Barbara Teen Court for the past five years. Since 2013, Daly has provided the program to multiple high schools in Santa Barbara and currently has expanded it to all high schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.School System. In 2013-14, John Daly won the “Outstanding Fun In the Sun Individual Partner of the Year” Award from United Way. The same year, Daly won “mentor of the year” from Santa Barbara High School’s Dons Net Café and the 2014 Penny Jenkins Mentor Champion Award from the Fighting Back Mentor Program.
Carol McKibben holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and worked as a secondary school teacher and curriculum writer before a subsequent career as a magazine publisher and writer. Tasked to create and pilot classes for The Gifted and Talented in Orange County, Florida, she worked as part of the County’s Curriculum Development Team to create a state-wide curriculum for The Gifted and then piloted the new program. This award-winning curriculum was permanently adopted by the State of Florida. She also has developed hundreds of educational seminars for various organizations, as well as several journalism programs for high schools in Virginia and New York. Carol’s career as a magazine publisher spanned over two decades. She is a published author who works with individuals and corporations to fine-tune their communications. Carol’s responsibilities with The Key Class include creating all written materials, social media and expanding the curriculum with the team. She is an integral part of The Key Class Think Tank.
Genna grew up in Telluride, Colorado, and found her way to Santa Barbara to attend Westmont College. After graduating, she worked as an Event Coordinator of International Students at the EF Language School. After working their for two years, she returned to school to receive her TEFL certification, and quickly after became a teacher for ESL. Along with The Key Class, she is currently working at Kaplan International as a teacher. Genna’s responsibilities for The Key Class focus on improving and building upon the curriculum. She assists with class teaching and preparation, as well as the organization for The Key Class as a whole.