"Believe in your dreams. Believe in today. Believe that you are loved. Believe that you make a difference. Believe we can build a better world…Believe that the best is yet to be. Believe in each other. Believe in yourself. I believe in you." - Kobi Yamada
Prior to serving in the role of school leader at KIPP SHINE Prep, Deborah Shifrine served as a member of the founding team as a teaching fellow, taught pre-kinder and kindergarten, and served as the school's first dean of early childhood. Before joining the KIPP team and family, Ms. Shifrine worked for AmeriCorps in both Tampa, Florida, and Providence, Rhode Island. Deborah received her B.A. in Political Science from Goucher College and her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University.