10 Highlights from 2016


Happy new year! Keeping up with our annual tradition, KIPP CEO Richard Barth shares some highlights from 2016 and thoughts on where we are as a team and family.

How Local Districts and KIPP are Learning from Each Other


A conversation between Karen E. Cox, Fulton County Public Schools, and David Jernigan, KIPP Metro Atlanta Karen Cox participated as a fellow in KIPP’s inaugural KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship (KLDF) cohort, which has led to a stronger relationship between her and Fulton County Schools and David Jernigan and KIPP Metro Atlanta. The following is a conversation between […]

The Super Power of a Team & Family


By Wheda Carletos, Fisher Fellow, KIPP Metro Atlanta I was in mid-conversation with a friend recently when she paused and then stated: “Wheda, you are married, you have three children, you are in school AND you are founding your own KIPP School! Do you think you are Superwoman?” Superwoman? Would Superwoman have piles of laundry […]

Why Sharing a Stomach Creates a Culture of Success


By Tiffany Cunningham & Oniola Day, Sixth-Grade Students, KIPP Metro Atlanta Funtumfunafu (yes—Fun-Tum-Fu-na-Fu) is the name of a West African Adinkra symbol that represents two crocodiles who share the same stomach. Its translation means, unity for one destiny. This symbol is very important to our daily lives at KIPP Vision Academy as we are all working […]


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