Meet Your School Leader
James Sattiewhite is an experienced educator and educational leader passionate about mathematics education and building strong school communities. With 16 years of dedication to the field, Mr. Sattiewhite has significantly impacted students and teachers alike.
Originally from San Antonio, Mr. Sattiewhite embarked on his educational journey at Texas Southern University, where he earned a degree in Mathematics. He recognized the importance of equipping himself with advanced pedagogical skills and pursued a Master of Arts in mathematics education from Western Governors University.
Mr. Sattiewhite’s teaching career began in San Antonio at the School of Excellence, where he shared his knowledge and passion for math with students. Seeking new challenges and opportunities to make a difference, he moved to Houston, Texas, and taught AP Statistics and Geometry at Elsik High School in the Alief Independent School District. In 2018, James’s dedication and leadership led him to become Assistant Principal at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys. During his time there, he demonstrated his commitment to fostering a positive and nurturing learning environment for students. Two years later, he joined KIPP Journey Collegiate and KIPP Connect High School as a Principal in Residence, where he continued to make a profound impact on the school community.
Outside of school, James enjoys traveling with his amazing wife and daughter, Shekina and Giovanna, learning new origami skills, binge-watching his favorite anime, and fitness.