At KIPP Dream Prep, our Dreamers are revolutionary change agents demonstrating curiosity and empathy while relentlessly pursuing social justice and equity for all. Our KIPPsters achieve exceptional academic results through rigorous data-driven instruction, where students do the heavy lifting in the passionate pursuit of growth. Our classrooms are buzzing with joy and a love of learning, and our students radiate confidence, self-expression, and a creative mindset through the performance and integration of fine arts.
KIPP Dream Prep offers KIPPsters a well-rounded, rigorous, and differentiated educational experience that prepares them to reach the college-ready bar. Our students can achieve their goals and will do whatever it takes to help them succeed. Our teachers and staff commit to the following for all students to grow. We also offer a complete bilingual program in PK3 – 1st grade, which celebrates, promotes, and encourages our students to be literate in English and Spanish.
We believe in providing a well-rounded educational experience at KDP that often extends beyond the classroom. This includes Big Brothers Big Sisters, dance, drama, and technology.
Deanna Tompkins received her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from The University of New Mexico and joined Teach for America in 2012 as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Dream Prep. While teaching kindergarten, she earned a Master of Science Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
In 2018, she returned to KIPP Dream Prep as a Reading Interventionist and Instructional Coach who supported 2nd grade. Deanna then served as an Assistant Principal of Instruction for four years. As a school leader, Deanna works to coach and develop teachers and instructional coaches. She prioritizes the growth and development of content knowledge, instructional effectiveness, and growth mindsets while increasing student growth and achievement.
Deanna enjoys traveling and adventures with her husband and growing family in her free time.