KIPP Donald Simmons

D. Simmons: Alum Teacher

by Sarah Brock on May 23, 2015

As a Big KIPPster and former little KIPPster, Donald shares why he reaches back to help the next generation.

Our Newest Schools: KIPP Unity Primary and KIPP Academy West

by Sarah Brock on May 21, 2015

Kaleena Rosenbauer and Steve Khadam-Hir each share their paths to opening a KIPP school. The pair developed character strengths to focus on with their students.

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.

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.

Pegah Taylor’s Journey to Open CONNECT MS

by Sarah Brock on Mar 19, 2015

Having lived in Gulfton as a child, Pegah has recently returned to the community to open KIPP CONNECT Houston Middle Schools.

KIPP Gema Funez

G. Funez: Alumna, Teacher, and Parent

by Sarah Brock on Mar 08, 2015

Gema is a KIPP alumna from the class of 2002, graduate of St. John's School and University of Houston, KIPP teacher at KIPP 3D Academy, and KIPP Dream parent.

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