Dexter A. Chaney II
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.