Kirk Sykes, SEED Head of School

Edgility Consulting is excited to announce the placement of Kirk Sykes as the Head of Schools at The SEED School of Maryland. 

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Kirk Sykes

Head of School, The SEED School of Maryland

The SEED School of Maryland is a statewide, college-preparatory, public boarding school. Their mission is to present students from across the state with an extraordinary opportunity to receive a tuition-free education that prepares them for success in college and beyond.

Mr. Sykes brings over 20 years of experience in educational leadership to SEED. Throughout his career, he has worked to balance tradition and innovation to benefit his students and their families. He has a proven record of raising student achievement. He has achieved this by establishing professional learning communities, direct coaching of principals, developing meaningful parent and community involvement initiatives, enhancing school climate and culture, and implementing sound school budget priorities.  Additionally, Kirk has numerous honors and awards. Chief among them being named Principal of the Year by National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Administrator of the Year by the College Bound Foundation, and New Leaders Roberts Award for School Innovation. He is interested in supporting our students in a way that prepares them to be globally competitive, enables them to thrive in college and careers, but also compels them to give back.  

Mr. Sykes holds a B.A. from Morgan State University, an M.Ed. from Coppin State University, and is completing doctoral studies at Seton Hall University.   

When asked about his new position Kirk said this, 

“I’m excited about returning to Maryland to become the new Head of School at SEED MD. SEED MD is Maryland’s first and only college-prep public boarding school. We provide a to and through college opportunity for our students. My leadership will use an equity lens while building leadership and staff capacity in order to raise student achievement and ensure each of our scholars are globally competitive.

I’m grateful to the Edgility team for their clarity and professionalism during the search process for SEED MD.  Beginning with my first conversation about the role, I could sense they were as passionate about education as I was. I found their communication and feedback invaluable and I highly recommend them for education organizations looking to find the “best fit” leaders.“