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.
Paloma Contreras, a Spanish teacher at KIPP Houston, explains why teaching Spanish is her passion. Her classes not only inspire students and families to learn a language, but also challenge them to grow in their knowledge of the world.
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.