KIPP Texas - Austin

KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary

Grades Served
Grades Served K-4
Founded
Founded 2013
Teachers
Teachers 33
Students
Students 459

At KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary (KALE) we believe that students, families, and the school community must work together to create a long-lasting, powerful impact in our world. We believe that a rigorous education with a focus on service-learning will enrich our Leaders with the academic skills and character traits necessary to thrive in college and beyond.

KIPP Austin Leadership is a college-preparatory elementary school with a strong focus on preparing our students to become influential leaders for change. We see each child as an individual with hopes, dreams, and goals, and work collaboratively to help each child achieve his or her goals. Our have multiple computer stations to allow for differentiated and small-group instruction to enable all students to reach their goals and potential. Our third and fourth grade classrooms each have one teacher who specializes in their specific content area, and students rotate from one classroom to the next throughout their day.

Amanda Patterson

Amanda Patterson

School Leader

I believe that every child has the right to an exemplary education. We work as a community to know each child as an individual, cultivate strong relationships between adults and children, and have a "whatever it takes" approach to help kids meet their goals.


Amanda Patterson earned her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles while working part-time as an assistant kindergarten teacher. She also holds an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Christian Brothers University and a Principal Certification from Angelo State University.

Mrs. Patterson began at KIPP in 2010 when she served as a founding second and third grade teacher at KIPP Raices Academy in Los Angeles. In 2012, she moved to Austin to become a founding Kindergarten teacher and Grade-Level Chair at KIPP Austin Obras. For the last three years, Mrs. Patterson has worked as an Assistant Principal at KIPP Austin Comunidad. She is thrilled to be the Successor School Leader of KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary (KALE) and is passionate about building strong relationships with students and meeting academic achievement goals. When not at school, Mrs. Patterson enjoys spending time with her husband, Taylor, and daughter, Emily.

KIPP Austin Leadership Elementary Feeder Pattern

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