Latricia Kossie-Manuel began her journey with KIPP in 2006, as a founding team member at KIPP Dream Prep. After a transition into other districts, Mrs. Manuel brought her talents back to the KIPP team and family, as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Zenith Academy. Mrs. Manuel served the Sunnyside community for 6 years in both Kindergarten and 4th grade before moving into leadership. In 2017 Mrs. Manuel joined the KIPP Peace Elementary team as an Assistant Principal for Early Childhood. She is committed to serving the families in the 3rd Ward as she herself lived in this community for years. As a graduate of Jack Yates Senior High School, Mrs. Manuel is familiar with the community and seeks to include the rich history and culture that is found only in 3rd ward into the walls of KIPP Peace. It is her resilience and dedication to promises that were made that allows her to continue to serve her students and teachers. Mrs. Manuel’s commitment to achievement is founded on 3 things: compassion, excellence & love.
It is her honor to serve the 3rd Ward primary families while being a devoted wife and a mom to 4 beautiful children.