Aaron Aguirre-Castillo

Fisher Fellow Aaron Aguirre-Castillo

Aaron is humbled by the opportunity to found and lead KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth’s first High School in Oak Cliff, an area of the city that has been historically disenfranchised. Committed to and motivated by the community, Aaron is excited to embark on this journey as a learner and leader, accessing the strength and perseverance that exists within to navigate the development of our shared future.

As the High School Dean of Instruction and AP/IB Coordinator at Uplift Heights Preparatory in West Dallas, Aaron drove the vision for teaching and learning and supported the development of its academic programs. Prior to this role, he served as a High School Mathematics Teacher at Uplift Heights Preparatory and O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. The narrative of his academic journey includes K-12 studies across North and South America, a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership through the Summer Principals Academy (SPA) program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

It was in the classroom and through the stories of students and families where his inspiration to pursue school leadership ignited, seeking to serve the communities that need it most. Continuing to grow in awareness and understanding of what it means to engage in this work as a Latino male, he will leverage his unique experiences to lead a community-focused institution that will empower educated and independent thinkers who, through their stories, will reshape the way people view South Dallas.

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