Luis Nobriga was born in Venezuela, grew up in South Florida, and has been working relentlessly to better the lives of underserved youth since graduating from the University of Florida… Go Gators!
Luis became a teacher through Teach For America and started his career in Houston, Texas. There he worked as a bilingual reading teacher and used his personal experience as an English language learner and his ability to build strong “high support-high accountability” relationships to ensure his students became exceptional readers. As a visible result of his work, his students’ academic growth and performance on state and national assessments, Mr. Nobriga received a 10K ASPIRE award from the district. While teaching full-time, Luis also obtained a Master’s degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas.
Luis officially became a KIPPster after moving to New York City to be the founding 6th grade reading teacher for KIPP Washington Heights Middle School. There he taught, served as grade team leader, dean, education specialist for the after-school program, eventually becoming an assistant principal. In this role, Luis coaches other teachers, leads content and data meetings, supports students and families, and is responsible for the implementation of restorative disciplinary practices. In his spare time, Luis loves dancing, working out, tumbling, and watching Broadway musicals.