Sheilah Kavaney, MBA

School finance & Staffing

Sheilah uses her experience in finance, operations, human resources, technology, and strategy to create transformative plans for our education clients.

She has over 20 years’ experience in education, starting her career as a Teach For America Corps Member in Houston, Texas. After two years in the classroom, she co-founded YES (Youth Educated in Service) Prep and led the school to Texas exemplary status. Following graduate school and work at Summerbridge Cambridge, Sheilah returned to YES Prep, and subsequently joined KIPP Austin to grow its charter management organization structure in size and quality.

Using her strong analytical skills, Sheilah supports our financial modeling and financial planning work for our education clients. She has a particular interest in making schools as financially efficient as possible while meeting student needs. In her previous role as Chief Operating Officer for KIPP Austin, Sheilah helped lead the purchase and renovation of new school space. This experience helps Sheilah support our clients who are looking to expand their school footprint, and ensure that they are financially prepared to succeed in growth.  

Sheilah holds a MBA and Public & Nonprofit Management Certificate from Boston University and a BA in Biology from Earlham College in Indiana.