Seth Leighton

Seth Leighton

Seth Leighton

SVP, Education

A co-founder of Envoys, Seth currently serves as the Executive Director for the organization. With the support of the management team and staff, he is responsible for the creation and implementation of programs that meet the highest expectations for learning.

Seth is dedicated to the process of professional development of staff, with a particular focus on pedagogical training and methods for both online and field-based lessons.

Seth grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine, regularly exploring the outdoors with his friends and family. His desire for adventure and exploration has led him around the world, and he has lived, worked, and traveled across North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. A teacher’s son, Seth has been fortunate to develop his passion for teaching in public schools in Thailand, the University of Gondar in Ethiopia, the Korean Development Institute in South Korea, and Gimnasio La Montaña in Colombia. Seth has helped schools around the world to implement systems for data-based instructional improvement and is dedicated to ensuring that Envoys sets the standard for global competency education.

Seth graduated cum laude from Harvard College, and has earned advanced degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has worked with large international organizations as well as “on-the-ground” NGOs. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for Educate Lanka, and regularly consults with the ICT-in-Education division of UNESCO Bangkok.

Seth brings expertise and passion to every detail of Envoys and its programs, upholding the company directive that “today’s ceiling is tomorrow’s floor.”