Kaleigh Maines joined Success Academy in 2017 as the school counselor at SA High School of the Liberal Arts – Manhattan. Following her experience at HSLA, she served as a member of the leadership team at SA Harlem East. Ms. Maines was the founding principal at SA Hollis Middle School (now SA Ozone Park Middle School). In 2021, she took up the same mantle at SA Hudson Yards Elementary School, which is located in the same building. Prior to joining SA, Ms. Maines taught ELA for five years in the Greater Boston area. Ms. Maines holds bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s in applied psychology from New York University. Ms. Maines is committed to building a school community that empowers and supports scholars and teachers. In her free time, she loves to run, travel, and spend time with her dog, Ruby.