At Brave, it is every adult’s passion and mission to support students in their path to and through college. We do this by building strong relationships, designing rigorous and engaging lessons, and pushing students each and every day to be the best possible version of themselves.
Zarah Carranco is a San Angelo, Texas native. After high school graduation, Ms. Carranco applied and was accepted to The University of Chicago. After graduating from college, Ms. Carranco worked for an education non-profit in Chicago that partnered with high schools to fill resource gaps. While engaged in this work, Ms. Carranco saw the experiences that students were having inside their classrooms across the city of Chicago and decided to become a teacher. She taught multiple subjects while also coaching a competitive cheer team, writing curriculum and assessments, leading the English team as department chair, and volunteering for educational programs at the zoo. In 2015, Ms. Carranco joined the KIPP Austin Brave team as the founding Assistant Principal of Instruction. During her time at Brave, Ms. Carranco has managed the English, Spanish and history departments and has played a pivotal role is shaping school-wide systems and culture. She is so honored to now be leading the school as principal.