We are a community of leaders and CHAMPIONs who are committed to creating influential relationships, providing rigorous academic instruction and making social-emotional learning a priority for all KIPPsters. We strive to be a school and community partner that allows each and every scholar to grow, succeed and thrive in and outside of the classroom.
McKenzie Gadis, a native Detroit, Michigan, has always been passionate about education and helping to make a difference in the lives of others. She serves as the Principal at KIPP Pleasant Grove Primary, where she previously served as the Assistant Principal. Prior to joining the KIPP DFW team in 2017, Mrs. Gadis was a founding teacher and grade level chair K-4 at KIPP STRIVE Primary in Atlanta, Georgia. During this time, she served as a mentor teacher, coach, Eureka math lead, and was recognized by Atlanta Public School as a high-performing educator. Mrs. Gadis received her B.A. in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Southern Methodist University and in the Teaching Trust Leadership Program. In her spare time, she enjoys attending church, traveling with friends, and spending time with her husband.