Collaboration Director Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon has dedicated his life’s work to student outcomes and community engagement. His previous roles as a teacher, student management specialist, biotech education coordinator, vice principal, principal, and facilitator of Courage to Lead, have seasoned him for this new 3 to PhD Collaboration Director role.
“I am excited to connect with Faubion families and students, as well as Concordia University faculty, staff and students.” Bacon explains, “They are the heart and soul of the collaborative, along with Kaiser Permanente, Trillium Family Services and Basics, and I will be seeking out all their voices to develop and shape the present and future of 3 to PhD.”
He is no stranger to Portland Public Schools, Faubion School, Concordia University, or the Concordia neighborhood. Kevin recently served as principal of Boise-Eliot/Humboldt PK-12 School in northeast Portland.
Bacon has extensive work as a school leader driving initiatives that engage multiple stakeholders. Recently, his work of embedding STEAM education improved student engagement. Likewise, Bacon established relationships with business associations to leverage resources and support of school-wide initiatives and services. Over the years, by building partnerships, Kevin has ensured a healthy balance of support for whole-child development and health.