Geoffrey Roy will be the founding school leader of KIPP CONNECT High School in southwest Houston. Originally from Oklahoma City, he studied history at Boston College where he developed a commitment to service and social justice. This led him to Teach For America as a 2005 corps member in Las Vegas, where he taught and led his school’s Title I and school improvement efforts. He also earned his M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Beginning in 2010, Geoffrey spent five years as a staff member at Teach For America – Houston, serving as an instructional coach and launching the region’s STEM director role. In this capacity, he designed and managed professional development for nearly 100 secondary STEM teachers each year. Now as an Assistant Principal at KIPP Houston High School, Geoffrey manages the Freshman Academy, a strategic initiative to ensure that ninth graders experience excellent instruction and a strong transition to high school. In the 2016-17 school year, Geoffrey participated in the Miles Family Fellowship, a year-long assistant principal development program with KIPP school leaders across the country. Outside of school, Geoffrey can be found experimenting in the kitchen in search of the perfect cookie recipe.