At KIPP Destiny Middle School, we pride ourselves on preparing our KIPPsters with the knowledge, skills, and character they will need to complete high school and prepare for college. Because we know that a college education leads to increased opportunities for the future leaders of our community, we work tirelessly to raise awareness about its importance.
Offering athletics in schools is essential for fostering physical health and well-being among students, promoting an active lifestyle from an early age. Beyond fitness, sports teach valuable life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and perseverance, shaping well-rounded individuals prepared for challenges. We offer basketball, soccer, and volleyball.
KIPP Destiny Middle School prides itself on understanding our KIPPsters and their families to provide a middle school education that supports academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning. KIPPsters have the opportunity to take STEM electives and participate in staff-sponsored clubs. In addition, KDM has a rigorous college-ready academic program, which includes built-in academic supports such as reading intervention and blended learning.
After school, our KIPPsters can participate in various after-school clubs such as camping, flag football, Girl Scouts, and student council.
Quamisha McElrath is the KIPP Destiny Middle School (KDM) School Leader. Inspired by her semester-long internship at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, Quamisha McElrath began her career in education at Hyde Leadership Charter School in the South Bronx as an 8th-grade Algebra I teacher.
In 2017, she joined Uncommon Schools as the Algebra I network-wide Lead Lesson Planner & IA Developer and Founding Algebra I teacher. While at Uncommon Schools, Quamisha also served as a Summer Academy Director, Grade Level Lead, Math Instructional Coach and Department Chair, and the Founding Head of Lower School. Quamisha holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies pre-Med from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education.