Executive Director

Matthew R. Kay 

Matthew Rosamond Kay is the founder and coordinator of the Philly Slam League, which is now in it's eighth season. 

Matthew is a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy. He is the author of the forthcoming book Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Conversations about Race in the Classroom (to be released in June 2018 by Stenhouse Publishers).

He is passionate about the development of youth confidence through the encouragement of their voices.