KIPP Explore Academy

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Grades Served in 2023-24

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KIPP Explore opened its doors in 2009 and is located in the heart of the vibrant East End community. At Explore, we believe all our students can live by our BRIGHT values for success in school and beyond — Believe, Reach, Imagine, Give, Honor, and Trust. KIPP Explore is a school where our innovative staff provides a college-preparatory experience that empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to go to and through college.

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Meet Your School Leader

Mayra Gonzalez
School Leader

Mayra Gonzalez-Moreno started her KIPP Texas journey in the East End Community at KIPP Explore Academy in 2010 as a Kindergarten Teaching Fellow teaching the Class of 2023. Since joining the Explore team, Ms. Gonzalez-Moreno has played multiple roles. From helping lead her Kindergarten team as a grade level chair, BRIGHT values chair, coaching first-year teachers as a relay fellow advisor, dean of instruction, assistant principal, and principal-in-residence. Before joining the KIPP Explore Team and Family, Ms. Gonzalez-Moreno worked in special education for Houston ISD at De Zavala Elementary.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Downtown and her Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from Houston RELAY Graduate School of Education. Ms.Gonzalez-Moreno is excited to lead KIPP Explore Academy as the new school leader in the East End Community. She truly enjoys teaching, learning daily, and giving back to her home community.

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