D’Anza Smith is preparing to open a middle school next fall in Los Angeles. She shares her vision for the school and how she plans to make sure students experience all the rich learning experiences that Los Angeles has to offer.
Shawn Bender is preparing to open an elementary school next fall: KIPP Pleasant Grove Elementary. He shares his vision for the school and how he plans to nurture all different kinds of learning styles through an arts-infused curriculum.
Sam Routhier, a World History teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep, started his teaching career wondering how to engage his students. Now in his ninth year of teaching, he reflects on the lessons he’s learned along the way and why he still loves taking his students to The Met.
In the age of #BlackLivesMatter, Fisher Fellow Alaina Chipman shares how she’ll help prepare students to be citizens who are successful beyond the classroom walls.
Towana Pierre-Floyd shares her vision for the school she plans to open next fall: Early College Academy at KIPP Renaissance High School. She reflects on travel experiences that shaped her, and looks forward to leading a school where students focus on values like excellence, global perspective and self-identity.
Lindsey Smith shares her vision for the school she plans to open next fall: KIPP Climb. She can’t wait for the voices of her students, parents, teachers, and community members to echo in the halls, all while students receive a world-class college-prep education. Hear more from Lindsey!
As KIPP has grown, we’ve learned that building a strong leadership team is essential to the success of a school. The job of leading a school is hard work, so we have grappled with the question: “Is there a set of behaviors that characterize successful leaders and help them not only create a great school, but sustain it and themselves over the long haul?”