Kevin Yaley was named Head of Francis Parker School in 2010 following an extensive national search. He is the 12th person to fill the position since the school’s founding in 1912 and is now leading Parker into its second century with great energy and vision.
Prior to stepping into the top leadership role, Kevin enjoyed 13 years of teaching history, ethics and philosophy, first at the University of San Diego High School and later at Parker. He also coached cross country, track and field, and soccer during that time.
In 2004, Kevin was tapped to serve as Parker’s Director of Admissions. The following year, he was appointed Associate Head of School, a position he held for five years.
He was a fellow at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Edward E. Ford Fellowship for Aspiring Heads and was recently awarded a fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2017 Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. For the past eight years, Kevin has served on the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Board of Standards.
He received his B.A. and M.A. in theology from the University of Notre Dame and his M.Ed. in educational leadership from San Diego State University.
Kevin and his wife, Shawna, are parents of two Parker graduates—Solia, Class of 2013, and Indiana, Class of 2016. Their youngest daughter, Ansel, is a member of the Class of 2017.