Congratulations to everyone on such a terrific start to the school year! We’ve opened 17 new schools and our network is now 200 schools strong, educating nearly 80,000 KIPPsters across the country.
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.
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.
Lisa Bonnifield, KIPP Fisher Fellow in Newark, NJ, is founding a new school and naming it KIPP BOLD. She aims to unlock a risk-taking, opportunity-chasing, grit-filled spirit in her future students. The question she keeps asking myself is, “how will we do that?”
By Ellen Sale, Fisher Fellow During my weeks of residency as a Fisher Fellow, training to open my own KIPP school, my wife kept track of my location with a map on our fridge. She moved a photo of me across the map as I traveled to different KIPP regions. As Johnny Cash sang, “I’ve been […]