KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Intrepid Preparatory

Grades Served
Grades Served 5-8
Founded 2008
Teachers 24
Students 400

KIPP Intrepid develops self-aware, self-directed socially adept learners by providing an individualized learning environment, project-based learning experiences, and integrated character development. At Intrepid, ALL of our students have multiple opportunities to practice and develop both their academic and behavioral skills. They acquire the character needed to succeed in college and life by participating in thoughtfully designed learning tasks grounded in core content. We understand that parents and community partners are crucial to the success of our students, and we welcome their active support and participation in the life of our school.

Joy Taluyo

Joy Taluyo

School Leader

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

Joy Taluyo is the current School Leader of KIPP Intrepid Preparatory School. She has served in Houston’s East End community since 2011 when she joined KIPP Explore Academy to help found the school’s pre-kindergarten program. During her time at Explore, she has served as PreK 3 lead teacher, dean of early childhood and assistant principal. Ms. Taluyo became part of the KIPP Team & Family in 2004 as a teaching fellow at KIPP SHINE Prep during its founding year. She went on to become a lead teacher, English as a second language instructional coach and the Spanish program Director at SHINE. Ms. Taluyo completed her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership at National Louis University. She has a Master’s degree in Hispanic Language and Culture from New York University and undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Biology from the University of Georgia. Ms. Taluyo loves to travel and spend time with her family.

KIPP Intrepid Preparatory Feeder Pattern

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