Maria is a teacher for KIPP San Antonio. Maria urges everyone to stand on the right side of history and fight for DREAMers like herself and her students. She understands the damage rescinding DACA has done and is not afraid to stand up, speak out, and fight.
Two years ago, we debuted a common literacy curriculum for all KIPP schools, inspired by requests and feedback from English Language Arts teachers throughout the KIPP network. So how does KIPP Wheatley look in action?
KIPP NYC Social Studies Teacher Kevin Jones describes the experience of entering the congressional offices of civil rights icon John Lewis with 40 students who just finished learning about the Civil Rights Movement.
Blair Mishleau from KIPP DC talks about the real effects that a welcoming (or hostile) environment can have on students who are LGBTQ in our schools.
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.
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.