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.
KIPP’s focus on character first drew Andrea McCormick to KIPP six years ago. Now as the Dean of Instruction at KIPP Dream Prep, she knows that a dual focus on character and academics helps develop young minds that are conscious of the world around them. Learn how she infuses character in her school.
Lonneshia Webb, a College Persistence Manager at KIPP LA Schools, supports students who are in college and striving to reach graduation day. She know what sorts of challenges these students may encounter — because she’s faced them herself. Learn how she’s making an impact on her community and helping KIPP alumni reach their highest potential.
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.
At the Rales Health Center, a full-service medical clinic located inside KIPP Baltimore’s campus, students can see Dr. Connor, get their prescriptions, and take care of routine medical needs—all without leaving the school building. We sat down with Dr. Connor to learn more about the Rales Health Center, why she’s excited about the partnership, and her number one health tip for parents.