Ken Stevenson

Community Development Officer
  • Center for Sustainable Communities

Ken Stevenson serves Island Institute in the role of Community Development Officer, working in the Center for Sustainable Communities. He supports island students and teachers by helping coordinate the The Teaching and Learning Collaborative program. He also manages grants and scholarships for children and young adults.

Ken graduated from Brown University with a degree in Religious Studies, and he has spent much of his career in both the entrepreneurial and educational spaces. His career spans from software marketing to school administration, and most recently, he has worked at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, where he taught psychology as well as leadership and entrepreneurship. He launched Lincoln Academy’s boarding program, and he also focused on hands on hands-on project-based programing that made students aware of workforce pathways beyond traditional four-year universities.

Ken grew up outside of Princeton, New Jersey, but he spent time as a child on his grandfather’s farm in Waldoboro, Maine. Years later, he now lives on that same farm with his wife, five kids, four dogs, three sheep, and ten chickens. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, camping, cross country skiing, and working with local organizations like the Waldo Theater.