2016-2017 is here. Like the 13,500 Little KIPPsters, deep in our bellies we have feelings of excited nervousness, with big and bold dreams for what is possible this year.
As I get started this new year, I am thinking deeply about the promises I have made. Sacred promises. To each and every child who walks through our doors every day, I promise to do whatever it takes to equip him/her with the academic skills and qualities of character to be successful to and through college and in the competitive world beyond. I promise to love them and help them grow. I promise to integrate social justice into our teaching and learning. I promise to support our KIPPsters, our communities and our families inside and outside of our walls as they strive for freedom. To me, these promises have never mattered more.
As we start the 2016-2017 school year as a Team and Family, I ask you to join me in keeping these sacred promises. We have much work to do and there is no team in whom I believe more. Together, we will push ourselves to be smarter and stronger in service of our KIPPsters.
Let’s make this year great for every, single one of KIPPsters. We have made promises to each one of them. They are depending on us.
Sehba Ali, Superintendent