Kevin P. Chavous

Executive Counsel, American Federation for Children

Kevin P. Chavous is a noted attorney, author, and national school reform leader. He currently heads The Chavous Group, an education consulting firm, and is a founding board member and Executive Counsel to the American Federation for Children. He also presides as board chair for Democrats for Education Reform and is a former board chair for the Black Alliance for Educational Options. A former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and a former council chairman for The Council's Education Committee, Chavous has been at the forefront of change within Washington’s public school system. A native of Indianapolis, he graduated from Wabash College and received his law degree from Howard University School of Law, where he was president of his graduating class. Chavous currently resides in Washington, D.C. and is an accomplished author, having published Serving Our Children: Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education and his most recent book, Voices of Determination: Children that Defy the Odds.