KIPP Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth

KIPP Destiny Elementary

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY preK4-4th
Founded 2013
Teachers 38
Students 449

KIPP Destiny Elementary was founded in August 2013 and is the first KIPP Texas elementary school in the DFW region. We believe in prioritizing learning in both academics and character so that our KIPPsters receive a full learning experience through rigorous curricula designed to promote college and career readiness. We take pride in offering leadership development, multiple field lessons, and service learning projects to connect scholars and their community. We also prioritize family engagement activities year-round and have an active KIPP Destiny Parent Association.

Dexter Chaney

Dexter A. Chaney II

School Leader

Knowledge is power and character is respect. At KIPP, we believe in prioritizing a 51% character and 49% balance to ensure we develop the whole child. I look forward to working alongside you to guarantee our KIPPsters fulfill their destiny as they climb the mountain to and through college.

Dexter A. Chaney II is the principal at KIPP Destiny Elementary. He is driven by the desire to inspire current and future KIPPsters to become CHAMPIONs inside and outside of the classroom, both in academics and the arts. Dexter attended the University of Houston and Concordia University Chicago, where he received degrees in Elementary Education and School Leadership, respectively. Dexter is a Milken Educator Award recipient and had the pleasure of serving as a Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow with the United States Department of Education. After serving in the Houston Independent School District and Chicago Public Schools, he was introduced to the charter school experience through KIPP. Upon conducting research, Dexter decided to serve alongside KIPPSters in Dallas because of the belief in the balance of teaching character and academics. Dexter is excited to transition into leading KDE after serving proudly as founding principal at KIPP Pleasant Grove Primary.

KIPP Destiny Elementary Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP Destiny Elementary

High Schools

KIPP Oak Cliff Academy