Meet Your School Leader
Andre Valentine, a native of New Orleans and a proud graduate of Louisiana State University, has significantly impacted the field of education. After earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science during his undergraduate studies, he completed his graduate work at Relay Graduate School of Education, where he obtained a Master of Teaching Degree in Elementary Education.
During his four-year tenure at Kandy Stripe Academy in Houston, TX, Mr. Valentine had the privilege of fostering young minds within the community of Sunnyside. This experience profoundly influenced him and fueled his dedication to propelling students toward surpassing the expectations of the status quo.
Mr. Valentine’s extensive experience includes four years as an ELA teacher and an additional four years as an Instructional Coach at KIPP ZENITH Academy. Recognizing his exceptional contributions, he was appointed the Dean of Literacy in 2018 and led the Literacy department with distinction. He assumed the role of Assistant Principal at KIPP Zenith Academy in 2020.
Having dedicated a decade to the KIPP organization, Mr. Valentine’s commitment to education and exceptional leadership led him to become Principal-in-Residence at KIPP Peace Elementary. During his entire year in this position, he demonstrated his ability to create a nurturing environment where students thrived academically and personally.