Our Stories

John Villarreal: Born to Teach

by Sarah Brock on Apr 19, 2015

John, 7th-grade humanities teacher at KIPP Courage, was born into the education field but his path to the classroom was anything but direct.

84th Leg Update: ALL Our Kids

by Chris Gonzalez on Apr 14, 2015

Fourteen years ago, Texas became the first state to offer in-state tuition for undocumented students. As this policy is debated in the senate, KIPPsters have mobilized.

TQ Sherman: Career Changer

by Sarah Brock on Apr 12, 2015

Take 5 with Graduate Teaching Fellow (KIPP Liberation) TQ about why she left corporate America to teach math.

KIPP Robbie Gill & Malene Dixon

Gill and Dixon: Founding Sunnyside

by Sarah Brock on Apr 09, 2015

Watch this video of two founding KIPP Sunnyside High School team members to understand why they do what they do.

Carmen Laboy, Founding Teacher X 2

by Sarah Brock on Apr 05, 2015

With more than 30 years of instructional experience, Carmen has been a member of two KIPP founding teams--SHARP and now CONNECT.

Jen Smith: Will You Marry Me?

by Sarah Brock on Apr 02, 2015

Jen left campus for an appointment, but returned to KIPP Houston High School fully prepared to present an award to one of her 9th-grade students.

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