KIPP University Prep High School

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Grades Served in 2023-24

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Best High SchoolsKIPP University Prep is a school of excellence where all are devoted to the goal of every student going to and through college. We teach the whole student – mind, character, and body – because we equip leaders who will command their futures and serve their communities. We know that when each of us personally commits to leaving a place better than we found it, we will build a more just world.

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Meet Your School Leader

Alejandra Cantu
School Leader

Ale transitioned into the UPrep School Leader role in SY24 following 13 years in education, 8 of those being at KIPP University Prep. She is a former emerging bilingual student who moved to the US from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Her mother has a 5th-grade education, and her father has an 8th-grade education. With their immense support & commitment to education, she became a first-generation high school & college graduate.

She joined Teach For America after graduating from St. Mary’s University with a biology and secondary education degree. This program led her to return to her hometown in the Rio Grande Valley to teach Chemistry & IB Biology and coach cheerleading. She then returned to San Antonio in 2013 as a teacher leadership development coach, teacher, and eventually assistant school leader.

Ale is an insane fitness instructor and dedicates herself to leading classes for staff after school. She recently became a first-time homeowner and enjoys traveling and attending concerts. She is proud to continue working alongside multiple former students as she moves into the next step of her career.

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