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KIPP School Summit (KSS) is the annual gathering of the entire KIPP Team and Family to connect, learn, and share with our colleagues and friends from across the country. KSS 2016 will take place in Atlanta, Georgia July 25-27. More details coming soon.

Last year’s theme, Reaching Higher Together, conveyed our collective commitment to helping our students reach their goals and build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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KSS offers impactful learning experiences with high-quality presenters across a range of topics. We ensure that teachers and staff can return to their classrooms and offices armed with best practices and tools to foster excellence and better serve our students.

5 Popular Sessions from KSS 2015

What #BlackLivesMatter Has to Do with To & Through

A candid panel conversation with college presidents and school directors to explore the impact of systemic racism, police brutality, and civil unrest on the lives of our students and families, and our promise to see them To & Through college.

Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice in Schools

Learn about the benefits of restorative practices in creating positive school culture, and how to facilitate reactive and proactive circles.

How to Build Independent Reading Stamina

Maddie Witter, author of Reading Without Limits, shares ten practical, kid-friendly strategies that will boost independent reading stamina, help students increase their grit, and build individuals' self-efficacy.

Math Discourse: Tipping the Ratio in Your Classroom

Learn the teaching practices associated with successfully establishing an environment that supports discourse and mathematical proficiency.

Self Care: Refueling Yourself

Constantly taking care of others can leave your tank empty. This session led by FuelEd will help you gain critical self-awareness and skills to improve self-care.


Great Content from KSS 2015

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KEYNOTES
This Year's Challenge
Richard Barth

Relentless Curiosity
Brian Grazer

SPECIAL EVENTS
KIPP Shark Tank
Winning Pitch - KIPP Delta Public Schools

KIPP Storytelling with Ellie Kemper
Hear from 5 KIPP Educators

A Conversation with Tristan Walker
Closing the diversity gap in tech

Pencils Up!
With Dave Levin and Elizabeth Petrey


KIPPsters at KSS

WHAT IT MEANS TO REACH HIGHER TOGETHER
Giselle Meza & Ximena Alvarado
KIPP Los Angeles

D'Ari Mahoney
KIPP New Orleans

Clinton Hall III
KIPP Chicago

Atalia Castro
KIPP Houston

Briana Robinson
KIPP DC

Calvon Jones
KIPP ENC

STUDENT PERFORMANCES
KIPP Tulsa
Showtime and Lady K Steppers

KIPP STRIVE Primary School
LOVE (Let Our Voices Echo)

KIPP Austin Collegiate
Cardinal Dance Crew

KIPP ENC
Pride High Performance Band

KIPP Nashville
Performance Choir

KIPP NYC
Dream Speak

STUDENT ART GALLERY
View student art that was on display at the KSS Student Art Gallery
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Award Winners

HARRIETT BALL EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

The Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award, named after Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg's mentor, recognizes outstanding teachers from the KIPP network. The winning teachers, nominated by their school leaders, were recognized for their leadership in and dedication to improving outcomes for students in underserved communities.

Hilah Barbot
KIPP Central City Academy
KIPP New Orleans
Rachel Cashmere
KIPP Iluminar Academy
KIPP LA Schools
Katie Chase Weir
KIPP Legacy Preparatory School
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Lauren Delaloye
KIPP DC College Preparatory
KIPP DC
Denise Elmore
KIPP Reach College Preparatory
KIPP Oklahoma City
Jay Guzman
KIPP DC Grow Academy
KIPP DC
Jamie Irish
KIPP Renaissance High School
KIPP New Orleans
Marvis Moore
KIPP Academy Nashville
KIPP Nashville
Brett Noble
KIPP Pride High School
KIPP Eastern North Carolina (ENC)
Isaac Owoyemi
KIPP Houston High School
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Rachel Petoyan
KIPP Comienza Community Prep
KIPP LA Schools
Jennifer Stocklin
KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School
KIPP Massachusetts

FOUNDERS' KIPP SIX

The Founders' KIPP SIX awards, named after KIPP Co-Founders Mike Feinberg, Dave Levin, Doris Fisher, and Don Fisher, honor KIPP educators who have been school leaders for six or more years. The award recognizes the vital role that veteran school leaders play in changing the life trajectories of students from underserved communities.

David Ayala
KIPP DC Key Academy
KIPP DC
Natalie Byrne
KIPP NYC College Prep High School
KIPP NYC Public Schools
Frank Cush
KIPP Explore Academy
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Tasha Ginn
KIPP Voyage Academy
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Philonda Johnson
KIPP DC Discover Academy
KIPP DC
Kate Mazurek
KIPP Create College Prep
KIPP Chicago
Kevin Newman
KIPP Austin Collegiate
KIPP Austin Public Schools
Kristy Ochs
KIPP DC Aim Academy
KIPP DC
Carolyn Petruzziello
KIPP Academy Elementary School
KIPP NYC
Tiffany Prados
KIPP Zenith Academy
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Deanna Reddick
KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School
KIPP New Orleans
Alma Salman
KIPP Connect Houston Primary School
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Natalia Walter
KIPP Harmony Academy
KIPP Baltimore

GIVING TREE AWARD

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, is a tale of unconditional love and generosity. The award that bears its name represents KIPP’s gratitude for the generous and visionary support of our donors.

Martha and Bruce Karsh
Karsh Family Foundation and KIPP Foundation Board

BEYOND Z AWARD

On Beyond Zebra, by Dr. Seuss, teaches young readers to go beyond what others previously thought possible. The Beyond Z award honors and celebrates members of the school community who go above and beyond for the benefit of children.

Richard Barth
KIPP Foundation CEO

Thank you for 10 years of service to the KIPP Team & Family!

 
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