Miriam Darby

Miriam began her teaching journey in the summer of 2006 in the Lesley University Teacher Residency Program at Brookwood School in Manchester by-the-sea, Massachusetts. Teaching alongside a veteran kindergarten teacher in one of the most well-resourced learning communities in New England, she learned first-hand what it means to provide meaningful educational experiences for children. After completing the teacher residency, she taught kindergarten and first grade at Zervas Elementary in Newton, Massachusetts for four years, where she continued to create rich and joyful learning experiences for her students.

Miriam moved from Boston to DC in the summer of 2011 to join the Team and Family as a founding first grade teacher at KIPP DC Heights Academy. Miriam then taught second grade for two years before becoming an assistant principal at Heights in 2014. In 2015 she moved to KIPP DC Spring Academy where she founded and led second, third and fourth grades, before completing the Miles Family Fellowship in 2017. Most recently, Miriam has supported the KIPP DC middle schools as a floating assistant principal.

Miriam grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and studied social work and women’s studies at Providence College. She received her master’s degree in early childhood education from Lesley University. She is a twin, an aspiring equestrian and a big fan of Rachel Maddow. She enjoys reading books from her favorite writers – Mary Oliver, Emma Straub and Zadie Smith – and pushing past her limits in SoulCycle classes.