KIPP Texas - Austin

KIPP Austin Beacon Prep

Grades Served
Grades Served 5-8
Founded 2012
Teachers 29
Students 467

KIPP Austin Beacon Prep is a middle school serving students in fifth through eighth grade. In our lower grades, we lay the foundation for the academic, intellectual, and character traits that our students will carry with them throughout their time at Beacon Prep and beyond. When students come to us for the first time, they may be several academic years behind their more affluent peers. With this in mind, we will work with urgency to ensure that 100% of students are on the appropriate grade-level by the time they exit Beacon Prep. We are shaping not only their academics, but also the necessary character traits and habits that they will need to be successful in high school, college, and life. We work as a community to build the necessary academic and character traits that support acts of service and leadership.

Kristina Michaels

Kristi Michaels

School Leader

KIPP Austin Beacon Prep believes that all students, regardless of their economic background and racial identity, can achieve academic success through rigorous instruction and high behavioral expectations. We believe in the importance of building a restorative community to collaborate, problem solve, and ensure the success of all students.

Kristi Michaels is the school leader of KIPP Austin Beacon Prep, a middle school educating fifth through eighth graders. Ms. Michaels graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. She received her principal certification through the KIPP School Leadership Program and the University of Houston Masters of Education program. Ms. Michaels started her teaching career with Teach For America and taught both science and mathematics in the Mississippi Delta. In 2012, she joined KIPP Austin Beacon Prep as a founding science teacher, course leader, and grade-level chair. Following the class of 2020, Ms. Michaels went on to teach and lead both sixth and seventh grade mathematics for the next two years. In 2016, she became the successor leader of KIPP Austin Beacon Prep and has since served as principal for three years. In her free time, she enjoys being with her wife and two dogs, running outside, and playing soccer.

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