Kenny Kahn is an Assistant Principal at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. He received a Bachelors degree in Literature, Creative Writing & Poetry and a Masters of Education from UC Santa Cruz, followed by his second Masters of Education at UC Berkeley. Kahn previously taught high school English and coordinated restorative justice circles at his alma mater, El Cerrito High School.
An East Bay native born in the early 80s, Kahn grew up in Richmond, California, the son of a Jewish mother and Black father. He played football at El Cerrito High and remains the only head coach in school history to lead his team to a North Coast Section title (2013). In 2012, Kahn received the third Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California’s Award for contributions to the local sports scene. He has been named Oakland Raiders Coach of the Week and San Francisco 49ers Hero in the Classroom for his work in teaching and coaching.
Kahn was drawn to the message and mission of Be’chol Lashon and has been involved since its founding. He moves seamlessly between his black and Jewish worlds and is exceptional in relating to young Jews navigating their multiple identities.