Kimanh Truong-Munoz is a KIPP Public Schools Northern California Fisher Fellow and will open the first KIPP Stockton middle school in 2021-22. She was born and raised in Chicago and is the proud daughter of Vietnamese refugees. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a First Wave hip-hop scholarship recipient and then served as a Teach for America corps member in San Antonio, Texas where she taught middle school ELA/SS and received the San Antonio Independent School District’s Rising Star Teacher Award.
Since moving to Sacramento in 2013, she’s held a variety of roles in both the non-profit and K-12 education spaces as a high school English teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and consultant. She graduated from the University of the Pacific’s Organizational Learning and Effectiveness program with a focus on Educational Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Most recently, she served as Site Director of SMASH UC Davis, a college-prep program committed to helping students of color interested in pursuing careers in STEM. She’s excited about the chance to expand educational opportunities for young people in the Central Valley and is looking forward to the learning, fun, and growth on the journey ahead!
(When not at work with young people, she can be found reading young adult novels, listening to Chance the Rapper, or trying to recreate her Mom’s famous Vietnamese recipes.)