School Leader, KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls
Celeste Barretto is the current School Leader at KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls Middle School. She was previously the School Leader at KIPP Dream, a primary school serving Houston’s north side, after joining KIPP as a founding teacher at KIPP Explore Academy in 2009. She is also a member of the fifth cohort of school leaders in the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) and completed her MBA at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in 2014. Celeste received a Bachelor's degree with honors from Douglass College at Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey.
- Celeste is a long-time Big KIPPster and is proud to also be a KIPP parent.
- Celeste carries books with her to read wherever she goes, and estimates that she can read around 30 books per year just waiting in lines.
- Celeste is a volunteer grief support group facilitator at Bo’s Place, a grief support center for children and families.