Troy Kinney has been an Enrichment teacher at Equitas Academy, teaching Public Speaking, since 2013. Mr. Kinney is excited to join the EQ5 team where he will continue to teach but additionally support the new community of scholars and families. Mr. Kinney's passion for public speaking started back when he was young and took his first speech class in 6th grade. This passion for speech continued to grow and eventually led him to college and a graduate program. While in his graduate program, his studies in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and racial inequality gave him a drive and desire to work in primary education. As the first in his family to graduate from college and graduate school, Mr. Kinney understands the power of education and has a deep desire to prepare the scholars of Equitas for college and is excited to help them find their own public speaking voice. In his spare time, you can find Mr. Kinney either reading the newest weekly comic book, going to a local LA Galaxy soccer game, or baking some new bread or sweet dessert. Mr. Kinney and his wife often fill their weekends by exploring secret staircases in and around Los Angeles and finding the best new food in LA.