At KIPP Journey Primary, we appreciate that every journey, every story is unique. Our individual stories and voices tell the world who we are, and our hearts invite the stories of others. We rejoice in learning, love challenges, and value choice. We seize every moment to lead our knowledge and cultivate our curiosity and connections. We create and honor a safe space to explore and shape the possibilities for our future.
KIPP Journey offers a rigorous, well-rounded academic program crucial to our journey of self-discovery. We offer our KIPPsters differentiated, rigorous lessons in the core content areas of math, reading, writing, social studies, and science, and we are intentional about creating spaces where our students can discover their passions and interests outside the core content areas.
Engaging in extracurricular activities is vital for holistic student development, offering a well-rounded education beyond the classroom. These activities foster crucial life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and time management, enhancing social and personal growth.
Ashley Monteil is the founding school leader of KIPP Journey Primary in Houston, Texas. Before joining the KIPP Team and Family, Ms. Monteil taught in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for six years, teaching second and fourth grade. She joined KIPP as a founding assistant principal at KIPP CONNECT Primary, where she served for four years. Ms. Monteil attended The American University in Washington, D.C., earning a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. Since her career as an educator began, she has made a Master’s of Education from the University of St. Thomas, a Master’s of Business Administration from Rice University, and received recognition for her passionate teaching and leadership as the HISD Teacher of the Year in 2012. She enjoys running and every moment she can spend outdoors with her dog, Max.