“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day a week a month or a year it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble necessary trouble. ” -Rep. John Lewis #goodtrouble
Ms. Andrea McCormick is a proud graduate of Grambling State University and a native of Miami, FL. She is excited to serve as the first black woman successor school leader at KIPP Academy West.
Andrea started her career in education teaching Special Education students in Atlanta, GA. She found her way to KIPP Houston in 2010 as a Founding teammate at KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls. From there, she has served as a teacher, GLC, Dean, and Assistant Principal at KIPP Explore, KIPP Dream, KIPP Change (KIPP NC), and lastly, as a founding leader at KIPP Mosaic Primary.
Andrea is a collaborative leader that leverages strong relationships in ensuring our KIPPsters obtain an excellent and equitable education. Andrea expects to bring her love and zest for celebrating SMALL and BIG wins while sharing her passion for all things literacy and discovering our identities through authentic conversations and cultural celebrations.