Transformative Education Begins with You
The year-long Miles Family Fellowship programming is designed to increase leadership capacity in experienced Assistant Principals who are preparing to lead a KIPP school, either as a Fisher Fellow or successor within the next two years. Miles Family Fellows work as employees of a specific KIPP school and region as assistant principals or deans during their fellowship year.
The Miles Family Fellowship equips great leaders to lead outstanding schools.
Our program utilizes evidenced-based practices rooted in the KIPP Leading for Learning Actions and in the KIPP Leadership Framework and Competencies that will prepare you to lead an existing KIPP school, or to become a Fisher Fellow to found a new KIPP school.
After one year, you will be able to model and support school-wide vision and goals that lead students to and through college, and contribute to school-wide planning and prioritizing to accomplish those goals. You will learn to develop emerging leaders through goal-setting and coaching, and model strong school culture while managing school-wide character development and behavior management systems. You will learn to implement academic strategies, demonstrate an understanding of yourself as a leader, your impact on others, and your leadership philosophy.
The Miles Family Fellowship cohort will become a vital and sustaining community lifeline of colleagues’ eager to share, support, and grow together.
Unique to the Miles Family Fellowship
As a Miles Family Fellow you will complete three rigorous projects that will challenge, empower, and support your professional development while expanding your knowledge and effectiveness as a School Leader.
Impact Analysis Project
Completion of a capstone leadership project that demonstrates application of programming content to drive student achievement results through others.
Leadership Philosophy Project
Exploration of fellow’s core values and beliefs about education, leadership, and our work, and how that informs the fellow’s vision for his/her leadership and school.
Individual Development Plan
Creation of an Individual Development Plan that outlines the fellow’s strengths and areas of development. This plan is formally revisited two times during the fellowship year and serves as a starting point for discussions between the fellow, host region, and the KIPP Foundation about preparedness to transition into the school leader role within 2 years.
Meet Our Current Miles Family Fellows
Fabeah Adu-OppongAssistant Principal, KIPP Sharpstown, KIPP Houston
Fabeah is a proud KIPP alumna. Due to KIPPs influence, Fabeah attended Dartmouth College and graduated with a BA in Psychology and Sociology.
In 2011, Fabeah joined Teach For America yearning for an opportunity to give back to a community that had given so much to her and her family. She was placed at KIPP Sharpstown as the 6th grade science teacher for her two-year commitment, and has continued to stay at KIPP Sharpstown for an additional three years.
For the last five years, she has worked at KIPP Sharpstown wearing multiple hats. Fabeah has served as grade level chair, revived the robotics program, mentored teachers, planned end of year trips, planned and implemented professional development, and managed student culture. Most recently she served as the Blended Learning Interventionist, Science department chari, and Instructional Coach for several teachers.
In 2016, Fabeah received the Kinder Teaching in Excellence Award. She is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics with Relay Graduate School of Teaching.
In her down time, Fabeah enjoys going on a run, watching a good movie, and eating dinner with friends.
Christopher BloomAssistant Principal at KIPP Charlotte
Chris started his career as a K-4 Self Contained Special Education Teacher in the Bronx, NY, before joining the staff at TEAM Academy as the P.E. Teacher and Co-Founder of the Charter School Athletic League in Newark, NJ.
He then moved with his wife Lauren Grayson to Charlotte where he started teaching Algebra 1, Occupational Math, Occupational English, Occupational Science, and Biology at Monroe High School. While at Monroe he also coached Football, Baseball, and Track and Field.
Christopher then rejoined the KIPP Family at KIPP Charlotte as a middle school Exceptional Childrens Teacher and Coordinator where he also had the opportunity to present at several KIPP School Summits and the KIPP Principal Prep Cohort on how to create data driven IEPs, how to utilize service delivery to drive results, and on how to utilize the MAP Test to drive Special Education results.
He eventually left KIPP Charlotte to serve as the Exceptional Childrens Director at Charlotte Secondary School where he helped the school for two years before rejoining KIPP Charlotte as an Assistant Principal.
Christopher earned his BS in Elementary/Special Education with an English Concentration from Manhattan College, where he was a Division I thrower for the Track and Field Team. He earned his MS in School Leadership from Western Governors University. He has also completed the School Law Institute at Columbia University.
When not at school, Chris loves spending his time with his wife and children and guiding rafts at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
John BurnettAssistant Principal at KIPP Northeast College Prep, KIPP Houston
John Burnett earned his undergraduate degree in English from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. His career in education started two years later when he joined Teach for America in 2008.
He taught English Language Arts to 9th, 10th, and 12th grade scholars at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Southwest Atlanta. After completing his second year of instruction, he moved to Brooklyn, New York where he began teaching at Excellence Boys Charter School.
John taught three successful years of 7th grade English Language Arts before transitioning into the Uncommon Instructional Fellowship. In that capacity, he served as Excellence Boys’ Dean of Curriculum and Instruction overseeing their middle school literacy program for two years.
John and his wife then decided to move back down south. Johns next role was Principal in Residence at Sylvanie Williams College Prep.
In the 2016-2017 school year, John will be a Miles Family fellow working as KIPP Northeast College Preps Assistant Principal where he’s excited to continue learning and growing.
Andrew ChisholmAssistant Principal and Interim School Leader, KIPP SPARK Academy, KIPP NJ
Having taught in several boroughs of New York City, Andrew has seen firsthand the challenges facing students. Teach for America brought Andrew to New York City where he taught for three years in Manhattan at P.S. 375.
During this time, he served as Grade Leader, working with teachers across the school to implement a student data tracking system. In the 2009-2010 school year, Andrew was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award for providing endless time and effort to his classroom and to the entire school, and for delivering results to his students.
Before joining Seek Academy, Andrew taught at P.S. 63 in the Bronx. He brings to the table a dedication, capacity, and passion that will push scholars to succeed. Andrew works to develop a rigorous and joyful culture that permeates the classroom and every aspect of the school.
Andrew has a background in both education and policy. He earned his BA in Political Science from Brown University, and his M.Ed. from Hunter College. Andrew worked internationally, interning as Staff Assistant to the Ambassador, with the United State Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, gaining instrumental skills in leadership and international relations.
Looking to make a difference in the lives of urban students, Andrew Chisholm joined Seek Academy and KIPP NJ. At Seek, Andrew currently holds the position of founding lead Kindergarten teacher where for the past two years over 50% of his class achieved in the top quartile on Measured Academic Progress exams.
Andrew is also the grade level chair of Kindergarten at Seek, a grade that continues to earn the highest levels of achievement in the network on math summative assessments as well as Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress or STEP. Andrew is a member of the leadership team at Seek Academy and also manages the assessment team.
During leisure time, Andrew likes to read books on topics of education, schools, and education reform.
Miriam DarbyVice Principal, KPP DC Spring Academy, KIPP DC
Previously, Miriam served as Vice Principal at KIPP DC Heights Academy where she also taught for three years prior. Before becoming a founding teacher with KIPP DC in 2011, she taught Kindergarten at Brookwood School in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts for one year, and then taught both Kindergarten and 1st grade for five years at Zervas School in Newton, Massachusetts.
Miriam received her Bachelors degree in Gender Studies and Studio Art at Providence College and an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education at Lesley University.
Outside of school, Miriam enjoys spending time with friends and family, completing crossword puzzles, and watching anything that stars Aziz Ansari.
Ellen DobieFounding Assistant Principal, KIPP Montbello Elementary, KIPP CO
During Ellens tenure at KIPP, she has overseen excellent mathematics instruction, a loving/firm student culture, and an engaged family and community culture.
Prior to KIPP, Ellen joined Teach for America as a 2008 Phoenix Corps member and taught 3rd and 4th grade for four years with an emphasis on English language development. Most recently, Ellen served as a 4th and 5th grade bilingual teacher within Denver Public Schools for three years.
A recipient of the 2015 Teach for America Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, Ellen founded a community garden that yielded over 500 pounds of produce a year for the school community, ran a girls running program, and led the creation of a Student Leadership Body to empower students to have a voice in systems-level decision-making.
A California native, Ellen earned a BA in International Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley as a Regents and Chancellors Scholar. She received her M.Ed. from Arizona State University.
In her free time, Ellen enjoys doing yoga, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog.
Samuel EaglesonUpper School Assistant Principal, KIPP Reach College Preparatory, KIPP Oklahoma City
Before becoming a Miles Fellow, Samuel was the assistant principal and math department chair at KIPP Reach College Preparatory. Prior to entering leadership, Samuel formerly served as the 6th grade level chair and 6th grade math teacher at KIPP Reach, where his 6th grade students had the highest percentage of typical and tiered growth goals met across the KIPP Network.
Prior to joining the KIPP Reach team, Samuel taught middle school math in Oklahoma City and was also the head football and baseball coach at his middle school.
Samuel received his BA in Political Science with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Samuel also graduated with his MS in the Science of Education from Johns Hopkins University. Last year, Samuel was a member of KSLPs 2015 Leadership Team Cohort, where he collaborated with many KIPP leaders across the country.
Next year, Samuel will be the Upper School Assistant Principal at KIPP Reach. Outside of school, Samuel enjoys reading outside and listening to live music.
Jarell LeeAssistant School Leader, KIPP Seek Academy, KIPP NJ
Jarell is excited to join the KIPP team and family as the Assistant School Leader at KIPP Seek Academy during this upcoming school year.
Previously, Jarell was the First Grade Academic Dean and coached teachers in reading, math, and writing at KIPP Seek Academy, KIPP NJ.
Before joining KIPP, Jarell served as a Second Grade teacher at Uncommon Schools: Excellence Boys Elementary Academy as a Teach For America Corps Member. There, he also taught and led the third grade team, developed a character education system, and led school-wide joy initiatives to invest scholars in school culture systems and routines.
Building on this foundation, Jarell served as the Founding Dean of School Culture, where he created systems, routines, and rituals to invest scholars and support struggling scholars.
Jarell received his BA in Sociology & African-American Studies from Harvard University and his MS in Elementary Education from Teacher U at Hunter College.
Outside of school, Jarell loves going to the gym, watching NBA games, and wearing fanny packs.
Donterrio MarzettAssistant Principal for the Upper School, KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory, KIPP Tulsa
Prior to becoming the Assistant Principal in 2014, Donterrio served as the music teacher at KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory instructing grades 5th-8th for five years.
During the first five years of his professional career, he dedicated his time to creating a reputable marching band program, creating step teams for boys and girls, developing the band parent organization, interviewing prospective teachers/administrators, leading the elective department and 6th grade team, and serving on the recruitment team.
Donterrio received his BA in Music Education from Langston University and M.Ed. in Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
Next year, he will continue to be the Assistant Principal at KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory, and is looking forward to making a greater impact with teachers instruction, continually developing the schools literacy initiative, and blended learning model.
Outside of school, Donterrio enjoys mentoring young males, watching television series on Netflix, and spending time with his wife and son, Candace and Donterrio Jr.
Zach MeisnerAssistant Principal, KIPP Academy Boston Middle School, KIPP MA
Zachary is aiming to open the first KIPP High School in Boston to complete the K-12 vision for the city. He currently works at KIPP Academy Boston Middle School where he is the Assistant Principal.
Last year he taught 7th grade reading and was the grade level chair for his team. Before coming to KIPP Boston, Zach was a Teach for America corps member in Chicago. He taught for two years at his placement school and then continued teaching at KIPP Chicago on the West Side.
Zach graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010, and spent most of his time there dedicated to both his literature studies and position as Photo Editor at The Michigan Daily.
Outside of school Zach’s favorite thing to do is going on walks with his girlfriend, Jesse, and his dog, Riggins.
Salvatore NegreteVice Principal, KIPP DC Grow Academy, KIPP DC
As well as serving as Vice Principal at KIPP DC Grow Academy, Salvatore also manages the Kindergarten team and the Student Support Services team. Salvatore will remain in the same role for the 2016-2017 school year.
Prior to becoming a Vice Principal at the school, Salvatore was Grow Academys Special Education Coordinator and Lead Special Education Teacher for two years.
Salvatore grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended Duke University where he studied Religion and Psychology. Upon graduation, he joined the 2005 Teach For America Corps in New York City.
During his first two years of teaching, Salvatore earned his Masters degree in Elementary Special Education from the Pace University School of Education.
In total, Salvatore taught for seven years as a 4th Grade Special Education teacher at his placement school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of NYC. When the tough decision was made to leave NYC, he moved to Washington DC, and joined KIPP DC Grow Academy.
Salvatore is a huge sports fan and enjoys spending his time exploring DC with his wife Angela, and son Santino, who is a future KIPP DC Grow-er!
Nicole NiewaldAssistant Prinicpal, KIPP Inspire, KIPP St. Louis
Nicole Niewald joined the KIPP family in 2010 as a founding science teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep. Under her leadership as Science Department Head, KIPPster achievement and staff retention increased and projected enrollment in AP science courses tripled.
Nicole’s team of 13 teachers led KIPPsters to exceed NYC passage rates on the Living Environment, Chemistry, and Physics Regents Exams, and to exceed national passage rates on the AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science Exams.
Nicole is thrilled to continue her career with KIPP, and to return to her hometown as the Assistant Principal at KIPP Inspire in St. Louis!
Prior to KIPP, Nicole graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies (International Public Health emphasis).
As a 2008 NYC Teach for America Corps member, Nicole was a founding teacher at an alternative school for over-aged, under-credited 16-21 year olds. In 2010, she earned a Masters in Teaching Adolescent Biology from Fordham University. In 2014, she studied ecotourism in Southeast Asia as Fund for Teachers Fellow.
Outside of KIPP, Nicole is a Math for America Master Teacher and a consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative. Nicole loves traveling and has explored 36 countries!
Modiegi Notoane-EugeneAssistant Principal, KIPP Thrive Academy, KIPP NJ
Prior to joining KIPP NJ, Modiegi spent seven years working with KIPP NYC at KIPP Academy Elementary. During her tenure there, Modiegi held a wide variety of roles such as founding Kindergarten teacher for two years, Special Education Coordinator, Dean of Students, and as an Assistant Principal.
Modiegi participated in the KSLP Teacher Leader program as well as a KSLP Leadership Team Cohort in 2012. Prior to joining the KIPP family in 2009, Modiegi started her educational career as a New York City Teaching Fellow and worked at P.S. 140 in the Bronx where she taught general education Kindergarten, 1st grade team teaching and Kindergarten 12:1:1.
Modiegi earned her Masters in Education from Mercy College and later received her second Masters in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University in 2013. Modiegi received her Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Outside of school, Modiegi loves spending time with her family and friends, domestic and abroad. Modiegi is a wife, a mother, daughter, leader, learner, and a relentless fighter for high quality education for our children.
Lakeesha RamdhanieAssistant Principal, KIPP Strive Primary, KIPP Metro Atlanta
Lakeesha Ramdhanie began her career in education as a founding Kindergarten teacher at KIPP SPARK Academy in Newark, the first elementary school of the KIPP New Jersey region. There, she taught Kindergarten for three years and served as Saturday School Coordinator. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Lakeesha was thrilled to begin her career serving her regional community where she gained her initial interest in becoming an educator.
In 2012, Lakeesha was afforded the opportunity to pursue a leadership role as founding Lower School Dean at KIPP STRIVE Primary (KSP), where she helped establish Atlantas first KIPP elementary school. Lakeesha had come to know and love Atlanta, Georgia, by way of her time at Spelman College, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology in 2009.
During her first year at KSP, Lakeesha was granted the opportunity to participate in the KIPP School Leadership Program in the Teacher Leader strand. In year two of her role, Lakeesha was nominated to serve as the Regional Literacy Coordinator for the 2014-2015 school year in addition to her duties as Dean.
Under her instructional leadership, KSP has earned designation as top performers in both math and reading on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment for three consecutive years.
As a firm believer in continuous self-improvement, Lakeesha earned her MA in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University this past summer. In addition to this recent accomplishment, Lakeesha was named Assistant Principal of the Year for the Atlanta Public School District. Lakeesha attributes these successes to her commitment to education and mission to serve her community.
When not serving her scholars at KSP, Lakeesha spends time with her son, Brylan (5), shops, and tries new restaurants.
Kellee RansomAssistant Principal, KIPP Endeavor, KIPP KC
Kellee Ransom is a business graduate of the University of Alabama. After working in sales and recruitment for five years, she decided to take a leap of faith into her passion for education.
Kellee began her teaching career as a 2008 Teach for America Kansas City Charter Corps member. During the last eight years, she has taught grades 1-4 and served in several teacher leadership roles.
Kellee is known for her ability to develop passionate and intrinsically motivated students. She spent time teaching at Harlem Village Academy in New York City, where she was mentored and coached by leaders in education.
Currently, she is the 2nd Grade Team Leader at University Academy – a top performing charter school in Kansas City. In this role, she works alongside school leaders, developing powerful reading curriculum that integrates character development into daily classroom conversations.
Kellee’s mission is to ensure that every child has an unshakable sense of self. She works tirelessly in nurturing and cultivating the powerful academic and socially conscious voices of her students.
In June 2016, Kellee will be transitioning to KIPP Endeavor, Kansas City where she will serve as Assistant Principal. Kellee is the 2013 Recipient of the Teach For America Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and a 2013 Semifinalist for the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.
When Kellee is not teaching, she enjoys music, shopping, and going to the movies.
Geoffrey RoyAssistant Principal, Freshman Academy at KIPP Houston High School, KIPP Houston
Hailing from Oklahoma City, Geoffrey earned a BA in History from Boston College, where he developed a strong commitment to service and social justice. This led him to Teach For America as a 2005 Corps member in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He spent three years teaching 3rd grade and leading his schools Title I and school improvement efforts. He also earned his M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He then spent two years in the post-baccalaureate pre-med program at Georgetown University, but realized a stronger passion for STEM education than a career in medicine. In 2010, Geoffrey moved to Houston with his partner, Saul, and became an instructional coach on staff at Teach For America.
He subsequently launched the regions STEM director role, overseeing the training and development of nearly 100 secondary math and science teachers each year.
Outside of school, Geoffrey enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and working in the garden.
Angie SchlosserAssistant Principal, KIPP Reach College Prep, KIPP Oklahoma City
After attending undergraduate school at Penn State University and majoring in Communications and Psychology, Angie moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to join the 2010 Teach For America Corps.
In Tulsa, she taught pre-Kindergarten for two years, leading her schools guided reading program. After working on the start-up team for Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School, Angie was a founding 1st grade teacher at the school, leading the implementation of new systems including NWEA MAP, Fountas & Pinnell reading level testing, guided reading, and an arts integration program.
Upon moving to Oklahoma City in 2014, Angie began earning her masters in school administration at Columbia University Teachers College, where she graduated in 2015. She simultaneously began her tenure at Reach, teaching 6th grade writing prior to becoming a reading teacher.
Angie is excited for the opportunity to lead 5th grade at Reach as the Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 school year, firmly believing her students are the hardest working kids in the country.
In her time outside of school, Angie enjoys running, going to OU sporting events with her fiancé, and trying new restaurants in Oklahoma City.
Alison StokesAssistant Principal for Grades 5-8, KIPP Vision Academy, KIPP Metro Atlanta
Prior to joining the KIPP team in 2013, Alison taught for 10 years in multiple grade levels in Georgia and California. Her career began as a 2nd grade teacher before teaching 5th grade literacy for four years.
At KIPP Vision, she has served as a 5th and 6th grade teacher, grade level chair, Literacy Coordinator, and this will be her second year as an Assistant Principal.
Alison received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Auburn University and her Masters degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Urban Education at San Diego State University.
Outside of school, Alison enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and planning her next beach trip.
Cary TaboraAssistant Principal, KIPP STAR Harlem Middle School, KIPP NYC
Cary is excited to join KIPP this year where he will be working at KIPP STAR Harlem Middle School.
Prior to joining the KIPP team and family, Cary served as Assistant Director of the Relay Graduate School of Educations Teacher Residency in New York City, where he spent four years as a full-time faculty member.
As an Assistant Professor of Practice, Cary led his graduate students through coursework focusing on core pedagogy and best classroom practices related to the teaching cycle, classroom culture, cultural responsive curricula and instruction, and student growth and achievement.
Before Relay, Cary worked for five years at I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade in the South Bronx where he taught 6th 8th grade math and also served as Mathematics Instructional Specialist and chair of the School Leadership Team.
Cary holds a BA in Political Science and a BS in Economics from the University of Florida, as well as an MST in Secondary Mathematics from Pace University and an M.Ed. in Public School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.
In his free time, Cary enjoys sunshine and reflective practice, including running and yoga.
Melissa UlloaAssistant Principal, KIPP Heritage Academy, KIPP Bay Area
Melissa started her career in education as a 2007 Teach for America corps member at P.S. 62 in the South Bronx, NY. For five years, she worked with student with special needs in the 4th and 5th grade in both an inclusion setting and special day class.
In addition to teaching, Melissa served on the school Data Inquiry Team and on the School Leadership Team, both dedicated to driving results for students across the entire school.
Melissa received her BA in History from Amherst College, and a MS in Teaching at Pace University. Next year, she will be the Assistant Principal of KIPP Heritage Academy and the Leadership teacher.
Outside of school, Melissa enjoys hiking the hills around the Bay Area and spending time with friends and family.
Enrique VillalobosAssistant Principal, KIPP Courage, KIPP Houston
Enrique started his career in education as a science teacher at Bel Air High School in El Paso, Texas. In 2003, Enrique transitioned to a leadership role as an instructional specialist for Socorro Independent School District (ISD), Education Service Center Region 19, and Ysleta ISD.
During his tenure as an instructional specialist, Enrique developed standards for Texas, wrote curriculum for Region 19 and Ysleta ISD, and practiced the art of instructional coaching. Enrique went on to become the Assistant Principal at Valley View Middle School in El Paso, Texas.
Enrique received his BS in Microbiology and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. During the 2016-2017 school year, Enrique will be joining the leadership team at KIPP Courage in Houston, TX as an assistant principal.
Enrique enjoys riding his motorcycle on the open road and spending time with his daughter Kaili during his free time.
Crystal XuFounding 11th Grade Assistant Principal, KIPP Northeast College Preparatory, KIPP Houston
Prior to becoming an assistant principal at KIPP Northeast College Preparatory (KNCP), Crystal served as the founding Biology teacher, and the founding Dean of Instruction and Technology.
During the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, she will continue to serve as the Assistant Principal to KNCPs Founding Class of 2017 as they become the first graduating class and continue their journey to and through college.
Additionally, Crystal was a member of the 2014-2015 Leadership Team cohort with KIPP School Leadership Program. At school, she serves as the science department chair, teaches AP Microeconomics, provides professional development to the AP teachers, manages the math and science departments, and co-sponsors SGA.
Previously, Crystal taught 8th grade science in the Houston Independent School District as a Teach for America Corps member.
Crystal received her BS in Economics and International Affairs from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and her MBA from Rice University as a member of cohort VII of the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program.
Crystal is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and is excited to take her students to visit her beloved city on the annual KNCP College Tour. Outside of school, Crystal enjoys spending time with her friends and family, trying new brunch locations around Houston, traveling, and making floral arrangements.
Miles Family Fellowship Applicant FAQ
Miles Family Fellows are placed as full-time Assistant Principals in current KIPP schools. The role is determined and aligned with the fellow’s individualized leadership plans after a candidate is selected for the Miles Family Fellowship.
The Miles Family Fellowship is a partnership between the KIPP region, the Miles Family Fellow, and the KSLP team. The region ensures that the fellow is placed in an appropriate leadership role and receives on-going feedback from the host school leader.
The Miles Family Fellow reflects on his or her strengths and areas for development to outline an Individualized Leadership Plan and actively utilizes this plan to seize opportunities for growth and feedback.
In addition to the leadership development opportunities provided through Orientation and the three Intersessions throughout the year, the KSLP team provides Miles Family Fellows individualized leadership coaching through the KSLP Coaching Program and a site visit.
Miles Family Fellows are not guaranteed a Fisher Fellowship. Miles Family Fellows must apply for and be selected by the Fisher Fellowship at the end of their Fellowship year.
You should submit the assessment that most accurately and thoroughly demonstrates the academic outcomes achieved of the students of the teachers you coached. If you have state test results, please submit those.
If you don’t have state test results, please send the in-class assessments you used to measure student academic progress (e.g. Terra Nova).
You don’t need to share your students’ names or individual scores. You can share aggregate results at the classroom or school level.
Candidates may only apply once per application year. We do encourage candidates to re-apply in future years should they feel they are better prepared as a candidate based on additional experience they have gained.
All candidates are evaluated by the Leadership Competencies. Read more about the Leadership Competencies here.
Candidates are offered the Fisher Fellowship if they demonstrate strong skills and readiness to open a KIPP school according to our selection criteria.
Candidates are offered the Miles Family Fellowship if the selection committee believes they are high-quality candidates with the potential to develop into strong Fisher Fellows within one year.