KIPP Texas - Austin

KIPP Alegría Primary School

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY PK3-4th
Founded 2020
Teachers 48
Students 745

KIPP Alegría Primary School is founded and rooted in JOY. Established in the summer of 2020, this school merges KIPP Connections Elementary and KIPP Leadership Elementary to leverage the strengths of these two school communities and launch one of the first pre-K programs in the KIPP Texas-Austin region.

The students of KIPP Alegría will build the skills to become lifelong learners, pursue social justice, and avid world citizenship. At KIPP Alegría, our KIPPsters will gain confidence not only in their ability to master their rigorous academic content, they will lead their peers in the ability to present to an audience and engage in meaningful and purposeful conversations with peers and adults.

At KIPP Alegría, we will focus on the promise we made to ALL our students. That is to provide a relevant, rigorous, and joyful educational experience in order to help them prepare to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Terencia Walker

School Leader

Growing up, Terencia always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She also knew that the path to this goal led her to and through college. So when she joined the KIPP family in 2002 as a 7th-grade student at KIPP Austin College Prep, she began hearing from teachers about their commitments to getting their students to college, and she knew it was the right place for her. Just 12 years later, she graduated from Concordia University in Austin, Texas, and quickly returned to KIPP, fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.

After college graduation, Terencia taught at KIPP Austin Connections for six years as a Kindergarten, Second, and Fourth-grade teacher. Over that span, she began realizing that, while she loved the work, she had aspirations of reaching even greater numbers of students, far more than the classroom or an entire grade level could provide.

In 2021, she applied for and was accepted as Assistant Principal of Instruction at the new school, KIPP Alegría Primary School. And in just her second year there, she was promoted to school leader.

Terencia values academic excellence, equity, joy, and the provision of high-quality education for all. She is not only constantly chasing growth to close the opportunity gap but believes in liberating students through education. She believes that with high expectations and strong relationships, students will ALWAYS rise to any occasion, including her children, who are Little KIPPsters ate KIPP Alegria.

KIPP Alegría Primary School Feeder Pattern

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