"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." - Nelson Mandela
Ms. McClinton joined the KIPP Texas- Houston team and family in 2011. Prior to coming to KIPP, she taught English Language Arts for 14 years in several districts surrounding Houston prior to moving to other roles outside of the classroom. She worked as a classroom management consultant, dean of instruction and an education programs manager. She entered the Aspiring Principal’s Institute with Houston Independent School District in 2008 and completed her internship at Westside High School. She was then a principal in HISD for two years.
Ms. McClinton transitioned to KIPP Houston Public Schools in 2011 as the Dean of Academic Projects. For the past five years, she has been a school leader in KIPP Texas- Houston. She led KIPP Sunnyside High School from 2013 to 2016, and then became a Fisher Fellow and founded both KIPP NEXUS Primary and Middle School, which opened in 2017. Outside of work, she enjoys shoe shopping, traveling and spending time with her daughter.