Kia Debnam is the academy leader. She believes in educating the whole child through holistic, self-exploratory pedagogy. She believes students can materialize their understandings of science, mathematics, and history through the creation of self-care products, horticulture, and community impact initiatives. She deems every student capable of changing the world around them given the tools and resources to hone their wealth of experience and knowledge into tangible skills.
Kia is an ongoing educator, and is currently an emerging school founder through the Freedom Fellows Institute. Using her background in TESOL and student advocacy, Kia is opening LIFE³ Academy, centered on empowering and enlightening students so that they develop the efficacy to create their own desired results ranging from college access, to trades and entrepreneurship.